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KY Human Rights Commission meets Friday in Bowling Green

Tuesday, 07 31, 2012

Victoria Stephens
502.641.0760

Bowling Green, KY - The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners this week will hold a public meeting in Bowling Green, Ky.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. (CDT), on Friday, August 3, at the Bowling Green Housing Authority Oldham Center at Fort Webb Manor, which is located at 247 Double Springs Road. The public is warmly invited and encouraged to attend.

At that time, the commission will rule on discrimination complaints brought by people alleging that illegal discrimination incidents have occurred in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The Kentucky Human Rights Commission Board most often meets at its headquarters in Louisville, Ky. As budget allows, the commission occasionally meets in other regions of the state to give community members an opportunity to attend and learn about their state human rights commission and how it protects people from illegal discrimination.

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government authority that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and the U.S. Civil Rights Act. These laws make discrimination illegal.

The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (40 and over in employment), disability, and familial status (people with children in the household who are age 18 and under, and women who are pregnant). Tobacco-smoking status is protected in the area of employment. It is against the law to retaliate against a person who makes a discrimination complaint with the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

Discrimination is prohibited in the areas of housing, employment, public accommodations and financial transactions.

Call the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights for help with discrimination or for more information at 1.800.292.5566. Visit the commission website at www.kchr.ky.gov to learn more.

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