DFEH OVERVIEW. State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing EQUAL RIGHTS 101. MISSION STATEMENT. The Mission of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing is to protect Californians from employment, housing, public accommodation discrimination, and hate violence.
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State of California
Department of Fair Employment and Housing
EQUAL RIGHTS 101
Employers covered by the law:
For employment, prohibits discrimination based on:
These categories are often referred to as
Name and address of parent or guardian if applicant is minor
Statement of company policy regarding work assignment of
employees who are related
Questions to indicate applicant’s sex, marital status,
number/ages of children or dependents
Questions regarding pregnancy, child birth, or birth control
Name and address of relative, spouse, or children of an adult
Statement by employer of regular
days, hours, or shifts to be worked
Questions regarding applicant’s religion or
religious days observed
Employer may inquire if applicant can perform
Essential functions of the job
Statement that employment offer may be made
contingent upon passing a job-related mental/physical examination
Questions regarding the applicant’s general health,
medical condition, or mental/physical disability
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interferes with your work
Employer may be “excused” from having to provide a reasonable accommodation if they can show
HOWEVER, IT IS ILLEGAL TO
TERMINATE AN EMPLOYEE DUE TO A
Once the Department determines that there has been a violation of the law, a public hearing or trial is scheduled
If a decision is made that a violation of the law occurred, a remedy is awarded.