CALIFORNIA'S DFEH REPORT HIGHLIGHTS DISCRIMINATION TRENDS
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), California’s civil rights agency, recently submitted an annual report showing trends toward filings related to disability, race and gender-based discrimination.
In 2012, there were 19,839 employment cases filed with the DFEH. The majority of the DFEH cases were for: Disability Discrimination (13,452), Race/Color Discrimination (6,990), and Sexual Harassment (6,169).
Trending in 2014 is an expected increase in discrimination cases based on gender, gender identity and gender expression. Also trending is an expected increase in cases brought under the California Family Rights Act and Pregnancy Disability Leave laws.
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