Commission on Human Rights
Kentucky Human Rights Commission will meet to rule on discrimination complaints
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) at its headquarters located at 332 W. Broadway, the Heyburn Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, in Louisville, Ky., 40206. The public is invited to this open meeting.
The Board is expected to rule on 38 discrimination complaints including one conciliation agreement based in the city of Owensboro, Ky. Conciliation agreements are similar to settlement agreements and are negotiated by commission investigators and attorneys.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government agency that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and the U.S. Civil Rights Act. These laws make discrimination illegal. The Kentucky Civil Rights Act protects people from discrimination based on the protected classes of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, family status, and tobacco-smoking status. These are protected with varying stipulations in the areas of employment, public accommodations, housing, and financial transactions.
For more information or to ask for help regarding discrimination, contact the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights at 1.800.292.5566. Visit the website at www.kchr.ky.gov to learn more about civil rights. From this web site, access the commission's Facebook and Twitter pages for civil rights-related news and announcement.