California Civil Rights Department (CRD) Releases Statewide Demographic Breakdown of Employee Pay Data for 2021

Despite significant progress in California to strengthen equal pay laws, our second annual release of pay data findings suggest women and communities of color continue to be concentrated among California’s lowest paid workers.

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CRD Launches New Online Fair Chance Act Interactive Guide

Did you know nearly one in three adults in California have an arrest or conviction record that can make it hard to get hired? CRD recently launched a new interactive guide to help people understand their rights under the Fair Chance Act and see if their rights may have been violated when applying for a job.

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CRD Mediation Leads to Nearly $100K Settlement Over Alleged Violations of the Fair Chance Act

A Bay Area fire district has committed to taking a range of proactive steps to prevent future employment discrimination on the basis of criminal history information. The settlement comes after the fire district allegedly took back a job offer without considering important mitigating factors in accordance with the Fair Chance Act. 

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Try Our New Fair Chance Act Interactive Guide!

Our Outreach and Education team had an amazing time sharing our new Fair Chance Interactive Guide with job seekers at this year's Reentry Resource and Career Fair in San Francisco

Click the link below to try our online guide. You'll learn more about how criminal history information can and can’t be used on the job, and your options if employers discriminate against you. 

Try the Fair Chance Act Guide

Fair Chance Act Resources

Fair Chance Act Toolkit

Fair Chance Act: Criminal History and Employment

Fair Housing and Criminal History (Fact Sheet)

Report Discriminatory Job and Housing Ads

Job Form Examples

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CRD Celebrates Latino Heritage Month

CRD is excited to celebrate Latino Heritage Month by sharing our resources at events in California. Our first stop: the Kern County El Grito de Dolores Celebration! It was great to connect with the Bakersfield community and share about the civil rights laws that protect all Californians. Check out our event calendar below to see where else we're headed this month.




California Native American Day

California State Capitol, Sacramento

CRD will share civil rights resources alongside other state and local groups at this festival celebrating the historical and cultural contributions of California Native Americans. 

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Festival Monarca

Downtown Perris, Riverside County

CRD will share civil rights resources in English and Spanish at this educational art and music festival celebrating “El Dia Oficial del Charro Mexicano y Mujer a Caballo La Escaramusa” (Day of the Mexican Cowboy and All-Female Equestrian).

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Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Workers:

Know Your Rights and Listening Session


Join the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and CRD for a virtual panel answering workers' and employers' questions about workplace rights.

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Join Our Team

Learn and grow at CRD! Our team recently met with leaders from across the country at a fair housing leadership conference to share some of the ways we’re fighting for fair housing in California.

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Join our growing team and help protect the civil rights of Californians! We're hiring for attorneys, IT specialists, investigators, and more. Make a difference while enjoying great perks like flexible work options, student loan forgiveness, pension and retirement plans, and generous health benefits.

Current Openings

Public Records Manager

Legal Secretary

Seasonal Human Resources Clerk (Multiple Openings)

IT Associate

Dispute Resolution Attorney

Investigator (Employment, Team 1)

Investigator (Employment, Team 2)

Investigator (Housing)

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