California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is the largest state civil rights agency in the country. It was established as an independent department charged with enforcing California’s comprehensive employment, housing, public accommodations and public service non-discrimination laws, as well as the State’s bias-related hate violence law. DFEH routinely provides technical assistance to employers, business establishments and housing providers regarding their responsibilities under the law. DFEH has jurisdiction over both private and public entities operating within the State of California, including corporate entities, private sector contracts granted by the State of California, and all State departments and local governments.
(800) 884-1684 (Within California)
(916) 478-7200 (Outside California)
(800) 233-3212 (Within California)
(510) 622-2945 (Outside California)
(800) 884-1684 (Outside Sacramento, CA)
(916) 478-7200 (Inside Sacramento, CA)
(800) 700-2320 (Within California)
California Disability Access Information
The website provides information and links on the major laws, regulations and areas of interest regarding disability rights and access for Californians with disabilities and other interested persons.
CA Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
The California Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (Governor’s Committee) is responsible for providing leadership to increase the number of people with disabilities in the California workforce. The Governor’s Committee is also responsible for implementing California’s Workforce Inclusion Act, Assembly Bill 925, which names and empowers the Governor’s Committee to undertake activities to ensure improved employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The Governor’s Committee provides a forum through which key State departments, boards and councils, local service providers, business leaders and the disability community can collaborate to develop a comprehensive strategy that will result in an increased rate of employment for people with disabilities.
California Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
P.O. Box 826880, MIC 21
Sacramento, CA 94820-0001
(916) 654-8055 (Voice)
(916) 654-9820 (TTY)
(916) 654-9821 (Fax)
Disability Benefits 101 (DB101)
Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) assists workers, job seekers, and service providers in better understanding the connections between work and benefits. DB101 links federal, state, non-profit and private organizations and discusses, in plain language, the rules for health coverage, benefit, and employment programs. A highlight of the website is the DB101 benefits planning calculators. In addition to this web site, DB101 Information Services include training that operates directly at the community level with many local partners.
World Institute on Disability
510 16th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, California 94612
Talent Knows No Limits
A project of the California Health Incentives Improvement Project (CHIIP), the Talent Knows No Limits (TKNL) public information campaign serves to spread awareness of the myriad of services and resources available to the disabled job-seeking community; as well as to employers that can benefit from this valuable labor pool. TKNL also strives to break barriers and to address misconceptions about the employability of people with disabilities.
This website is geared toward job seekers with disabilities, employers and service providers. In addition to an array of resources, free online training is also available on various topics.