LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 16, 2012) — The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Board of Commissioners will rule Thursday on 38 discrimination complaints at its 9:30 a.m. meeting.
The public is invited to attend the meeting, conducted at the commission’s headquarters located at 332 W. Broadway, the Heyburn Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, in Louisville.
Among the complaints is one conciliation agreement based in the city of Owensboro, Ky. Conciliation agreements are similar to settlement agreements and are negotiated by commission investigators and attorneys.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government agency that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and the U.S. Civil Rights Act. These laws make discrimination illegal. The Kentucky Civil Rights Act protects people from discrimination based on the protected classes of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, family status, and tobacco-smoking status. These are protected with varying stipulations in the areas of employment, public accommodations, housing, and financial transactions.
For more information, call 1-800-292-5566, or visit www.kchr.ky.gov to learn more about civil rights.