FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners today held its regular monthly meeting at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort. The Commission ruled to dismiss 24 discrimination complaints with findings of no probable cause, accept two withdrawals without settlement but with a right to sue, and accept six complaints withdrawn and resolved through private settlements.
The Commission most often holds public meetings at Louisville headquarters, but meets in other locations as budget allows. This is done to inform constituents of civil rights and the service of the state human rights commission.
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.
Any member of the public who believes he or she may be a victim of illegal discrimination in the Commonwealth of Kentucky may contact the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights to file a discrimination complaint at (502) 595-4024 or 1 (800) 292-5566.