Commission on Human Rights
September 2006 Rulings of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR) Board of Commissioners on Sept. 19, 2006, dismissed 29 discrimination cases with findings of no probable cause and accepted five complaint withdrawals without settlement.
The KCHR is the state government agency that enforces The Kentucky Civil Rights Act and the policies of federal civil rights laws. It receives initiates, investigates, conciliates and rules upon jurisdictional complaints.
The KCHR has jurisdiction in housing, employment, public accommodations, and financial transactions.
The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, employment, housing, and financial transactions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, and sex.
Discrimination is further prohibited on the basis of familial status in housing, the basis of age (40 or over) in employment, and the basis of a person’s tobacco-smoking status in employment. Complaints not dismissed, settled or conciliated go to administrative hearing where commission decisions have the authority of a court of law.