filing workplace equity complaints

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation, you can use the MyVoiceLA portal to submit a workplace equity complaint online.

To make a workplace equity complaint by email, mail, fax, or in person, complete this form:

Submit the WE complaint form to one of the following: 
Fax: 213-473-9113
Office of Workplace Equity
700 E. Temple Street, Room 380
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Or Mail Stop 391

If you would like to speak directly with a member of Office of Workplace Equity (WE), please contact us here:
Phone: 213-473-9100

investigating Owe complaints

The OWE is responsible for investigating and resolving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation complaints filed by employees of the City of Los Angeles and applicants for employment with the City. The OWE is committed to working with employees and department managers to thoroughly investigate and resolve equity-related employment issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

The OWE handles all investigations with discretion, sensitivity, due concern for the dignity of those involved, and considers the unique circumstances of each complaint.

Every complaint, whether filed internally at or with an external agency, is assessed and appropriate resources are utilized to best address the issues in the complaint. 

responding to external complaints

The OWE is the entity responsible for responding to all complaints of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation against the City filed with external agencies such as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Federal laws that protect you from discrimination in employment. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against at work or in applying for a job, the EEOC may be able to help.