Commission on Human Rights
KY Human Rights Commission will meet in Louisville to rule on discrimination complaints
LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday, Oct. 15, at headquarters in Louisville, Ky., located at 332 W. Broadway in The Heyburn Building. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. This is an open meeting and the public is invited. For directions, call (502) 595-4024. The commission expects to rule on 13 cases.
The commission meets monthly to rule on discrimination complaints made by members of the public and pertaining to Kentucky. The board acts with the authority of a court of law. Investigating and deciding on discrimination complaints is the commission’s main function as the state enforcement authority of The Kentucky Civil Rights Act (Kentucky Revised Statute 344), The US Civil Rights Act, and other federal civil rights laws.
The commission often meets at its headquarters in Louisville, Ky. A few times during the year, as budget allows, the body meets in other regions to raise awareness to Kentuckians about the functions of their state human rights commission and about their legal rights to equality.
The Kentucky Civil Rights Act protects people from discrimination because of age, color, disability, familial status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and tobacco-smoking status. The law protects with varying stipulations regarding these classes in the areas of employment, financial transactions, housing, private clubs, and public accommodations.