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The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) publishes posters that provide information to employers and employees pertaining to California’s civil rights laws. These posters must be displayed in the workplace. The DFEH also publishes several brochures and fact sheets with further details regarding discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The brochures are to be provided to new hires or current employees when applicable.

The DFEH recently released an update to its “California Law Prohibits Workplace Discrimination and Harassment” notice, to reflect the expanded harassment education and training requirements which took effect January 1, 2019.

Click here for the poster in both English and Spanish.


RULES FOR POSTING DFEH INFORMATION

Any required DFEH poster must be conspicuously displayed where they can be easily seen and read by all employees and job applicants. The text has to be large and legible enough to be easily read when posted. Posters must be displayed at the following places:

  • At each location where a company has employees – offices, stores, warehouses, branches, etc.
  • On computers as long as the posters are posted electronically in a conspicuous place where employees will tend to see it.

Further, if 10 percent or more of a company’s workforce speaks a language other than English, the posters must also be displayed in that language (or languages). DFEH provides translated posters in several languages including Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog and Korean.

Copies of posters can be downloaded from the resources section of the DFEH website

https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/resources/


POSTER UPDATES

The DFEH has also recently made some design changes to the posters that do not change the posting obligation. Employers may post any version of the following posters:

  • CFRA/Pregnancy Disability Leave notice (DFEH-100-21) from July 2015 to the present m which applies to businesses with 50 or more employees.
  • Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee notice (DFEH-100-20) from April 2016 to the present, which applies to businesses with 5 or more employees.
  • Transgender Rights in the Workplace Poster (DFEH-E04P-ENG) dated November 2017. Your posting obligation is not met by prior versions of the poster, which applies to businesses with 5 or more employees.
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