Commission on Human Rights
Kentucky Human Rights Commission March 2011 Discrimination Complaint Rulings
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners ruled on discrimination complaints at its March meeting last Thursday in Louisville. The commission ruled to dismiss 12 complaints with findings of no probable cause to believe discrimination occurred. No probable cause dismissals occur when there is not sufficient evidence to support a complaint allegation.
The commission ruled to accept three complaint withdrawals granting the right to complainants to file private civil suits. It ruled to accept two withdrawals that reached private settlements.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government agency that enforces state and federal civil rights laws, all of which protect people from discrimination. The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on the protected classes of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, familial status (in housing only) and tobacco-smoking status (in employment only). The laws apply to the areas of public accommodations, employment, housing and financial transactions with varying stipulations.
Anyone who believes he or she may be a victim of discrimination should contact the commission by calling 1.800.292.5566 or 502.595.4024.