Commission on Human Rights
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights will meet October 20 in Lexington to rule on complaints
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners will meet to rule on discrimination complaints for the Commonwealth of Kentucky at 9:30 a.m. (EDT), on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the American Red Cross Building at 1450 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Ky., 40511. The board is expected to rule on one conciliation agreement, which is similar to a settlement, and to rule on several other complaints.
The board most frequently meets at its headquarters in Louisville, Ky. As budget allows, the commission meets in other regions of the state to give as many constituents as possible the opportunity to learn about civil rights and the functions of the state government agency that protects people from discrimination. Members of the public who attend are given the opportunity to express concerns about discrimination issues in their communities.
The Kentucky Human Rights Commission 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 their race, color, sex, disability, religion, national origin, family status, age, and tobacco-smoking status. The law protects these classes with varying stipulations in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations and financial transactions.
For more information about the meeting or for help with discrimination, contact the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Commission at 1.800.292.5566. Learn about the commission and civil rights by visiting the website at www.kchr.ky.gov. From this site, follow the links to the commission Face Book and Twitter pages for civil rights news and announcements.