9:41am

Thu August 9, 2012
The Commonwealth

Human Rights Panel Acts on Knox County, Richmond Cases

The Knox County Board of Education agreed to pay a $52,000 settlement to a disabled woman who claimed she was discriminated against, the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights announced Wednesday. According to a news release from the agency, Knox County teacher Cathy Rhoden claimed she was harassed, denied a promotion and denied reasonable accommodations by the board. The board agreed to compensate Rhoden, as well as to provide training to board members and principals. The commission will monitor the board for compliance for one year.