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KY Commission on Human Rights meets this week to rule on discrimination complaints

Wednesday, 04 17, 2013

Victoria Stephens
Direct to Mrs. Stephens: 502.641.0760
Commission Headquarters for help with discrimination:
TDD: 502.595.4084

Louisville, Ky. - The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners will meet to rule on discrimination complaints for the people of Kentucky on Thursday, April 18, at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), at its headquarters at 332 W. Broadway, in Louisville, Ky. The meeting will be held in the second floor conference room. The meeting is open to the public.

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government authority that enforces the Kentucky and U.S. Civil Rights acts, both of which prohibit discrimination.

The Kentucky Civil Rights Act protects people from discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, and disability in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations and financial transactions. It further protects people in the area of employment from discrimination based on age (40 years old and over) and based on tobacco-smoking status. The law further protects in the area of housing families with children under the age of 18 years old and women who are pregnant. It is against the law to retaliate against any person who makes a discrimination complaint to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

For help with discrimination, contact the commission at 1.800.292.5566. The TDD number is 502.595.4084.