File a Discrimination Complaint
To help eliminate unlawful discrimination in Louisville Metro, the Human Relations Commission investigates complaints of unfair treatment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity through enforcement of employment, housing, public accommodation, and bias-related crime laws.
Please contact us at 502-574-3631 if you believe you have experienced, or are a victim of:
- Employment Discrimination
- Housing Discrimination
- Public Accommodation/Disability Discrimination
- Hate Crime
Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission
745 W. Main St., Suite 251
Louisville, KY 40202
For Disability Discrimination complaints, you may also complete the Disability-Accessibility Complaint Portal, which streamlines disability-related accessibility complaints for Louisville Metro.
The Human Relations Commission will serve as the preferred starting point for complaint evaluations, assessments, and processing, including complaint referral to appropriate agencies when necessary. We'll contact you as soon as we've received the form, or please feel free to call us at (502) 574-3631. Our office is currently closed to the public due to Covid-19.
Please note: completion of the attached form is not a formalized discrimination complaint. We will assist you with the formal complaint process. All pre-signed complaints will undergo review and are subject to approval by our agency.
Learn More in our Informational Brochures
- Persons are protected under local ordinance, and substantially-equivalent federal law, where applicable, because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (40+, employment only), familial status (housing only), disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
- Fair Housing: Know your rights for buying, selling, renting, financing, or insuring housing.
- Employment: Your guide to reporting employment discrimination.
- Public Accommodation: Your guide to reporting public accommodation discrimination.
- Persons are protected under local ordinance, in tandem with the federal Hate Crimes Statistics Act, because of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability or health related condition, sexual orientation, and gender identity. See Louisville Metro Amended Ordinance No. 193, Series 2004 (PDF) (a/k/a Chapter 92 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances)
- Hate Crimes: Know Your Protections.
- View our Investigation complaint process.
- Conciliation or Negotiated Settlement
- Complainants and Respondents in a discrimination or bias-related crime complaint can also engage in conciliation negotiations to resolve a complaint voluntarily without legal determinations on the merits of complaints. Such resolutions can be agreed to in a formal, written conciliation agreement (PDF).