On Tuesday, Councilmember Price joined the Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights) and colleagues Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council President Paul Krekorian for the official launch of the city’s Discrimination Enforcement Division.
The creation of this division allows the city to investigate alleged discriminatory practices in the private sector areas of commerce, education, employment and housing and enforce the city’s Civil and Human Rights Law.
“The establishment of a Discrimination Enforcement Division is yet another reminder that Los Angeles is the epicenter of equity and opportunity and there’s no place for discrimination here," added Councilmember Price. “Over the last few years and most recently last month, we have been mired in scandals involving hatred and bigotry from Hollywood to politics. The sad truth is that discrimination and racism are real in Los Angeles - and we need all the resources we can get to fight against it.”
LA Civil Rights can investigate discrimination against protected classes that occurred in the City of Los Angeles within three years of a complaint being filed. Complaints can be filed online or via telephone at (213) 978-1845. Based on outcomes of the investigation, financial penalties up to $250,000 and other corrective actions may be implemented.