The volume and diversity of complaints might mean plenty of work for the DFEH, but its role as the largest state civil rights agency in the United States also offers an opportunity to champion laws and regulations that protect more of its citizens.
The DFEH recently settled a significant class action for more than $6 million for over 600 Verizon Services Corp.
But, the biggest case in the hands of DFEH right now involves the Law School Admission Council's (LSAC) alleged discrimination of disabled test takers on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT.
As for the companies most vulnerable to action by the DFEH, "large employers are proportionally less prone to being sued because they usually have the regular advice of counsel, strong HR shops, and regular training.
These changes allowed the DFEH to consolidate its physical locations, further eschewing costs typically associated with running the department.
Consumers are informed that the DFEH offers guidance to both employers and applicants and lets them know where to go for more information.
The DFEH investigates and prosecutes allegations of discriminatory practices in employment, housing, and public accommodations and discriminatory practices involving hate violence.