Commission on Human Rights
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights will meet Thursday to rule on discrimination complaints
LOUISVILLE, KY - The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday, May 17, to rule on discrimination complaints for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The meeting is open and the public is invited. The board will meet at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) in the second floor conference room of the Heyburn Building, 332 W. Broadway, Louisville, Ky., 40202.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government authority that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and federal laws that make discrimination illegal.
The Kentucky Civil Rights Act protects people from discrimination based on the classes of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, and disability in the areas of housing, public accommodations, employment, and financial transactions. In the area of employment, people are also protected from discrimination based on age (40 and over) and tobacco-smoking status. Families with children under age 18 and women who are pregnant are also protected in the area of housing. It is illegal to retaliate against any person who files a discrimination complaint with the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.
For more information or for help with discrimination, contact the commission at 1.800.292.5566. Visit the website at www.kchr.ky.gov. From there link to the commission Facebook or Twitter websites for civil rights and protected class-related news and announcements from all over.