Who We Are

The Employment Round Table of Southern California began in 1983 in cooperation with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and is comprised of volunteers from business, public and private employers, and labor organizations.
Our purpose is to create an awareness of the problems of discrimination, harassment and retaliation in employment, and to reduce discrimination and promote equal opportunity.

Our Objective

  • Enhance communications between employers and the Department of Fair Employment Housing.
  • Provide forums which promote education, advocacy and understanding of equal opportunity and anti-discrimination laws and practices.
  • Initiate programs which promote civil rights and expand equal opportunity in employment.

ERTSC Provides

  • Education through seminars and conferences with a focus on employer best practices to assist in preventing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment.
  • Information on Department of Fair Employment Housing activities.
  • A partnership between Southern California employers and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

ERTSC Upcoming Events

Complimentary Webinar Event

The Biden Administration’s First 100 days: What California Employers and Employees Need to Know

In this fast-paced webinar, an employment defense attorney, Tony Oncidi (of Proskauer Rose LLP), and a plaintiffs’ employment lawyer, Andrew H. Friedman (of Helmer Friedman LLP), will analyze the Biden Administration's blitzkrieg of changes and reversals from the Trump Administration.

April 27, 2021

9:00 am –10:00 am

Visit our Event page here for more details about this free Webinar and to register

In Partnership

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is California’s civil rights agency charged with the enforcement of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Unruh Civil Rights Act, Disabled Persons Act, and Ralph Civil Rights Act. Since 1983, the Department has partnered with the Employment Round Table of Southern California to eliminate employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The Department is committed to collaborating with the Round Table to sponsor forums that promote education and encourage best practices in the workplace.