DFEH Procedural and Practice Regulations

On October 7, 2011, the procedural and practice regulations for the Department of Fair Employment and Housing became effective in the California Code of Regulations.   The regulations can be found beginning at California Code of Regulations, Title 2, section 10000 through section 10066.  The regulations govern the Department's practices and procedures with respect to the filing, investigation and conclusion of complaints alleging violations of any law the Department enforces (employment discrimination, Unruh Civil Rights Act, Ralph Civil Rights Act, Disabled Persons Act and housing discrimination complaints).   Practitioners and employers alike now have ready access to the Department’s procedures, which should go a long way toward clarifying a sometimes obscure complaint process.