Tennessee Human Rights Commission 2019 Annual Report Released
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NASHVILLE, TN- The Tennessee Human Rights Board of Commissioner’s accepted the annual report for fiscal year 2018-2019 for release at the September 13, 2019 Commission meeting. The full annual report is available here.
The Board of Commissioners accepted the annual report during its regularly scheduled meeting.
“During the 2019 fiscal year, our agency has connected with millions of Tennesseans through several initiatives", said Beverly L. Watts, THRC Executive Director. “The Tennessee Human Rights Commission continues to provide exceptional service to the citizens of this great state,” said Watts.
The report details statistical information, actions and initiatives to safeguard individuals from discrimination through education and enforcement. The report also provides some case specific information.
The Tennessee Human Rights Commission is an independent state agency responsible for enforcing the state’s anti-discrimination laws, which prohibit discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation and coordinates compliance with Title VI of the Civil rights Act of 1964.
The Commission's role is to enforce and prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age (40 and over in employment), familial status (housing only) and retaliation in employment, housing and public accommodations.