Commission on Human Rights
Kentucky Human Rights Commission meets Thursday, December 15
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. (EST) at its headquarters located at 332 W. Broadway, the Heyburn Building, Second Floor Conference Room, in Louisville, Ky., 40206. The public is invited to this open meeting.
The Board will rule on 39 discrimination complaints and expects to rule on one conciliation agreement based in the city of Louisville, Ky.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government agency that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights and U.S. Civil Rights acts. 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, familial 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 a matter of discrimination, contact the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights at 1.800.292.5566. Visit the website at www.kchr.ky.gov. From there, one can access the commission's Facebook and Twitter pages where civil rights news from a wide variety of media is published.