by Sayema Hameed
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”), which investigates, mediates and prosecutes employment violations under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, has launched a new video series, “DFEH Intake To Decision,” to educate employees, employers and the public at large about the employment discrimination complaint process. “DFEH Intake To Decision” presents a typical sequence of the DFEH’s administrative process for handling an employment discrimination complaint from the initiation of the complaint to the decision. Based on a fact pattern fictionalized from an actual case of perceived disability discrimination, the seven-part series features: 1) initial contact; 2) intake interview; 3) investigation; 4) conciliation or mediation; 5) accusation; 6) hearing; and 7) conclusion or decision.
You can view the seven-part series on the DFEH’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CalifDFEH