Commission on Human Rights
Kentucky Human Rights Commission Board meets next week to rule on discrimination complaints
Louisville, KY - The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners will meet at 9:30 a.m. (EDT), Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Louisville headquarters located at 332 W Broadway. The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will be held in the Second Floor Conference Room.
At that time, the commission will rule on discrimination complaints made by people alleging that illegal discrimination incidents have occurred in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government authority that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and the U.S. Civil Rights Act. These laws make discrimination illegal.
The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (40 and over in employment), disability, and familial status (people with children in the household who are age 18 and under, and women who are pregnant). Tobacco-smoking status is protected in the area of employment. It is against the law to retaliate against a person who makes a discrimination complaint with the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.
Discrimination is prohibited in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations and financial transactions.
Call the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights for help with discrimination or for more information at 1.800.292.5566. Visit the commission website at www.kchr.ky.gov to learn more.