900 SW Jackson, 568 South
Topeka, KS 66612 (m)
Phone: (785) 296-3206
Fax: (785) 296-0589
Toll Free: (888) 793-6874
William V. Minner, Executive Director
Mission Statement: To assure equal opportunities in employment, public accommodations and housing to all persons within Kansas regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic screening and testing in the area of employment is prohibited. (In housing, familial status is included. Age applies to employment only).
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
- Accept, investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination in the areas of employment, public accommodations and housing by reason of race, age, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry or retaliation.
- Provision of speakers, publication of pamphlets, development of educational programs, compilation of racial statistics in various areas of social endeavors and maintenance of library material for loan.
- Substituted for Senate Bill 77, also referred to as Chapter 159 of the 2005 Session Laws, which was signed into law in April 2005, allows any person who believes they have been subject to racial or other profiling by law enforcement officer or agency may file a complaint with the Kansas Human Rights Commission. The Commission shall review and, if necessary, investigate the complaint. Any compliant filed within six months after the alleged act of profiling, unless the act complained of constitutes a continuing pattern or practice of profiling, in which event it will be from the last act of profiling.
Eligibility: Anyone in the state of Kansas who feels they have been discriminated against because of their age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry or disability.
How to Apply: (785) 296-3206
Funding: Annual legislative fiscal appropriation, Some federal funding from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission