Commission on Human Rights
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights will meet Thursday in Cumberland, KY, at Southeast KY Community and Technical College to rule on discrimination complaints

Press Release Date:  Monday, April 14, 2014  
Contact Information:  Commission Headquarters
1.800.292.5566
Victoria Stephens
502.641.0760
 


Kentucky Commission on Human Rights will meet Thursday in Cumberland, KY, at Southeast KY Community and Technical College to rule on discrimination complaints

(April 14, 2014) - The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting this week to rule on discrimination complaints for the people of Kentucky.

The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday, April 17, at the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Cumberland Campus, which is located at 700 College Road, in Cumberland, Ky. The meeting will be held in the campus Godbey Appalachian Center. The state government meeting is free and open to the public.

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government authority that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, and, through its affiliation with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, enforces federal civil rights laws.

The Kentucky Civil Rights Act makes it illegal to discriminate against people in the areas of employment, financial transactions, housing and public accommodations. Discrimination is prohibited in these areas based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, and disability. In employment, discrimination is further prohibited on the basis of age (40-years and over) and on the basis of tobacco-smoking status. In housing, discrimination is further prohibited based on familial status, which protects people with children in the household under the age of 18-years old, and it protects women who are pregnant. It is also a violation of the law to retaliate against a person for complaining of discrimination to the commission.

For more information, contact the commission at 1.800.292.5566. For details about civil rights and commission activities, visit the website at www.kchr.ky.gov

For news about civil rights and information pertaining to protected classes, visit the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Facebook and Twitter sites. Directly link to the sites from the commission website address listed above.

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