Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Information for Employees of the City and County of San Francisco

Where to Turn for Support Services

For Employees:

Department of Human Resources: Harassment Helpline (415) 557-4900
Equal Employment Opportunities (DHR-EEO)
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): (415) 554-9580
1360 Mission Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
(Confidential counseling/support group services, mediation)

Department on the Status of Women: (415) 252-2570
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102
(Trouble-shooting, technical assistance, trainings, additional resources)

*Contact individual union regarding confidential counseling services.

**Contact your insurance provider for confidential counseling.

For Managers/Supervisors:

Department of Human Resources: (415) 557-4800
Equal Employment Opportunities (DHR-EEO)
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
(Investigation, technical assistance, training, mediation)

Department of Human Resources: (415) 557-4870
Management & Employee Development
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
(Teambuilding, management and performance appraisal, staff communication, organizational assessments and development)

City Attorney’s Office (Labor Section): (415) 554-4283
1390 Market Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102
(Information and assistance re: legal and liability issues)

Department on the Status of Women: (415) 252-2570
25 Van Ness, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94102
(Technical assistance, trainings, additional resources)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): (415) 554-9580
1360 Mission Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
(Mediation, teambuilding)

Speak with your own department's Human Resources Equal Opportunity and Human Resources Specialist for help with teambuilding, counseling and mediation, investigation, and technical assistance.

Where to File an Internal Complaint:

City and County of San Francisco: (filing deadline: 180 days from last incident)

Department of Human Resources (DHR)
Equal Employment Opportunities
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 557-4800

Sexual Harassment Hotline - (415) 557-4900

Your Department: (filing deadline: 180 days from last incident)

Any supervisor (who will forward complaint to Department of Human Resources)

Union: (filing deadline: varies from ten days to four months)

Most employee organizations have a grievance procedure which deals with cases of sexual harassment. Inquire with your union representative for more information.

Human Rights Commission: (filing deadline: varies)

If you are dealing with a San Francisco City or County contractor or subcontractor:
25 Van Ness 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-2500

Where to File an External Complaint:

California State Agency:

Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
30 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 557-2005 (filing deadline: 365 days from last incident)

Federal Agency:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
901 Market Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 356-5100 (filing deadline: 300 days from last incident)

Private Attorney:

Call your local bar association for a referral; usually you must first participate in an administrative process prior to filing a lawsuit. (Filing deadline: varies depending on the action but generally no more than a year from the last incident)