Commission on Human Rights
Kentucky Human Rights Commission Discrimination Complaint Rulings for October
LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners today ruled to dismiss 13 discrimination complaints with findings of no probable cause and accept one withdrawal without settlement but with a right to sue.
The commission meets monthly to rule on discrimination complaints made by members of the public pertaining to Kentucky. The board acts with the authority of a court of law.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government agency that enforces The Kentucky Civil Rights Act and federal civil rights laws. The laws protect people from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, familial status, and tobacco smoking status. The protections apply with varying requirements to the areas of employment, public accommodations, housing, and financial transactions.
The commission can investigate discriminatory practices of private clubs based on the Kentucky Tax Code. The state can use the code as an enforcement mechanism by denying tax deductions to members regarding their clubs that discriminate because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.