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It is the purpose of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission to safeguard all individuals within Lexington-Fayette County from discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, familial status, and/or sexual orientation/gender identity in connection with housing, employment, and public accommodation to effect the provisions and purposes of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act (K.R.S. Chapter 344), Urban County Ordinance 200-99, provision 7.17 of the Lexington-Fayette Merger Charter of 1974, and any other laws enacted by Lexington-Fayette County relating to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission shall act to encourage and effect the guarantee of equal rights to all citizens, which rights are assured by the Constitution and the Laws of the United States, and of Lexington-Fayette Urban County and to serve as an investigative, consultative, educational, persuasive, and enforcement agency in order to guarantee equal opportunity for all people of the city of Lexington and Fayette County.
Investigate complaints of discrimination in Lexington-Fayette County in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodation based on race, color, age (40+), national origin, religion, sex, disability, familial status and/or sexual orientation/gender identity. In addition, the Commission promotes efforts to improve human relations and the elimination of discriminatory practices in our community through an extensive community relations program. The Commissionâ s community relations program includes an extensive resource library, an elementary shool cultural diversity program and informational seminars. Each seminar is tailored to fit the needs of the group requesting the presentation. Frequently requested topics include: sexual harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act, conflict resolution, diversity, fair housing, gender roles in the workplace, responding to complaints of discrimination, and Title VII and ADEA.
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