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§ 10026. Complaint Investigation.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 2. Administration
Division 4.1. Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Chapter 1. Procedures of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Subchapter 1. Employment, Unruh Civil Rights Act (CIV. Code, § 51 et seq.), Ralph Civil Rights Act (CIV. Code, § 51.7), and Disabled Persons Act (CIV. Code, § 54 et seq.) Complaints
2 CCR § 10026
§ 10026. Complaint Investigation.
(a) After any employment discrimination complaint alleging facts sufficient to constitute a violation of the FEHA is filed for investigation with the department, the department shall initiate prompt investigation thereof.
(b) Where it is disputed or unclear that the department has jurisdiction over a particular respondent or allegation, the investigation shall initially focus on obtaining the information and documents necessary to determine whether the department has jurisdiction.
(c) During the course of its investigation the department may, but is not required, to issue and serve investigative subpoenas, written interrogatories, and requests for production of books, records and documents. If a person or entity fails to comply with a subpoena, written interrogatories, or requests for production of documents properly issued and served by the department, after requesting compliance in writing and/or by telephone, the department shall file a petition with the superior court, in accordance with section 12965.3 of the Government Code, to compel compliance with its investigative discovery.
(d) The department shall gather during the course of an investigation all relevant evidence necessary to determine whether an unlawful practice has occurred.
(e) Where relevant to a workplace discrimination complaint, the department may obtain the complainant's complete personnel file or files from the respondent.
(f) The department shall prioritize early in the investigative process complex cases and cases that appear to have merit under the relevant legal standard to better allocate the department's resources.
Note: Authority cited: Section 12930(e), Government Code. Reference: Sections 12930(f)-(g), 12963 and 12963.1-12963.5, Government Code.
1. New section filed 9-7-2011; operative 10-7-2011 (Register 2011, No. 36).
2. Amendment of subsections (e) and (f) filed 8-31-2017; operative 10-1-2017 (Register 2017, No. 35).
This database is current through 11/19/21 Register 2021, No. 47
2 CCR § 10026, 2 CA ADC § 10026
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