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California Labor Complaints – 2008


  1. Complaints to the DFEH increased by more than 15% in 2008 (3,000 more complaints);

  2. Disability claims were most frequently filed, followed by retaliation, sexual harassment and age discrimination;

  3. In fact, disability claims comprised more than 36% of all claims;

  4. Prosecutions of employers increased by 28 percent.

California also has a disproportionate ratio of total employee complaints – one out of every 5 complaints in the country is from California.

Time to get your house in order!

And a good analysis of these statistics is found from Christopher Olmstead of Barker Olmsted & Barnier.

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