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Kentucky Commission on Human Rights will meet Thursday to rule on discrimination complaints

Tuesday, 02 19, 2013

Victoria Stephens
Mobile - 502.641.0760
Commission Headquarters - 1.800.292.5566

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, Feb. 21, at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Standard 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 protects people based on age (40 years old and over) in the area of employment and protects people based on tobacco-smoking status in employment. The law protects in the area of housing families with children under the age of 18 years old and it protects 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 or for more information, contact the commission at 1.800.292.5566. The TDD number is 502.595.4084.

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