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California’s DFEH report highlights coming discrimination trends

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), California’s civil rights agency, submits an annual report each calendar year to the governor and the state legislature. The latest report shows growing trends toward more filings related to disability, race and gender-based discrimination.

The mission of the DFEH is to protect Californians from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation, as well as hate violence. The Department en­­forces the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the Unruh Civil Rights Act, and the Ralph Civil Rights Act.

In 2012, there were 21,463 cases filed with the DFEH; 92% of those cases or 19,839 were employment law cases. The majority of the DFEH cases were for:

  1. Disability discrimination (13,452)
  2. Race/color discrimination (6,990)
  3. Sexual harassment (6,169).

According to Council for Disability Awareness’s 2013 “Long Term Disability Claims Review,” the following w...(register to read more)

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Alex G. Tovarian March 31, 2014 at 4:41 am

Did the victims of sexual harassment utilize the company’s internal complaint procedure successfully? The Supreme Court of the US requires such victims to use the procedure so that the company at least gets a chance to stop it. Otherwise, it may be difficult for the victim to file a lawsuit.

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