The California Senate takes violations of federal and state laws and Senate policies seriously. This site provides a confidential means for reporting suspected misconduct. You may report your concerns by clicking on the "Make a Report" button and answering the questions with as much information as possible. Or, you may report your concerns by calling the reporting hotline at (800) 729-1443.

The hotline and website are monitored and reviewed exclusively by an investigative team independent of the Senate. The firms of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Van Dermyden Maddux have been retained to conduct independent and objective factual investigations of allegations of sexual harassment by members or employees of the State Senate.

If you experience or observe behaviors that are inconsistent with the Senate's commitment to provide an environment safe from harassment for its employees and the public it serves, please report it here.

With either method of reporting, you can choose to remain an anonymous reporter. You will receive a report key and password that will allow you to continue to communicate with us anonymously. Reporting anonymously, however, may make it more difficult for the independent investigators to investigate your complaint.

To check the status of a report you previously made, you may either call the hotline or click on the "Follow-up on a Report" button.

This hotline service allows you to report incidents of sexual harassment. For other claims, please contact Senate Human Resources.

This service is not intended to replace management or supervisory oversight. You may always report your concerns directly to your manager. Personnel issues may also be addressed to Human Resources.

The California Senate does not tolerate retaliation against those who have reported suspected wrongdoing.

FILE A COMPLAINT

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

  • Select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this web page.
  • OR
  • Dial toll-free, within the United States:

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 10 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.

To report a concern directly to state and federal enforcement authorities, you can contact:

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)

1-800-884-1684
1-800-700-2320 (TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)
1-844-234-5122 (ASL Video Phone for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)

Email: contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov

DFEH headquarters: 2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100 Elk Grove, CA 95758

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

1-800-669-4000
1-800-669-6820 (TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)
1-844-234-5122 (ASL Video Phone for Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers only)

Email: info@eeoc.gov

EEOC headquarters: 131 M Street, NE Washington, DC 20507