The penalties for engaging in unlawful employment discrimination differ based on the violated law and the agency or court in which the penalty is assessed. All cases can have a substantial financial impact and lay the groundwork for similar claims by other employees.

Once you receive a complaint, consult with legal counsel to determine the best option for your company. Options include:

  • A settlement to resolve a claim before a formal complaint is filed
  • Mediation offered by DFEH or the EEOC after a complaint is filed​