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Agreement Reached by Florence Apartment Community, Muslim Man Who Claimed Discrimination

A man who claimed that a Florence apartment community discriminated against him because of his Muslim faith has reached a conciliation agreement.

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights announced the conciliation agreement on Friday.

In May, 2016, Mohamed Yesiem complained to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights that Normandy Green Apartments refused to rent to him because he is Muslim. Normandy Green stated that Yesiem did not meet their finance requirements.

Before the commission made a determination, the parties chose to resolve the matter with a conciliation agreement.

Normandy Green, which is located on Sebree Drive, agreed to compensate Yesiem in the amount of $6,000, to continue to comply with civil rights laws, to undergo fair housing compliance training, and to submit to commission compliance monitoring for a specified period.

The agreement does not constitute an admission of liability or wrongdoing, including but not limited to, any violation of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, KRS Chapter 344 et. seq. or Federal Fair Housing Act as amended, 42 USC 3601 et seq., all of which are specifically denied. The parties acknowledge that these conciliations are a compromise of disputed claims, a news release said.

-Staff report

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