The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits employers of eight or more persons from discriminating in employment on the basis of religion (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 344.010 et seq.). It is an unlawful practice for an employer to:
• Fail or refuse to hire, or to discharge any individual because of the individual's religion.
• Discriminate against an individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of the individual's religion.
• Print or publish any notice or advertisement for employment indicating any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based upon religion, unless religion is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) for employment.
• Limit, segregate, or classify an employee in any way that would deprive or tend to deprive an individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect status as an employee because of the individual's religion.
• Discriminate against an individual because of religion in admission to or employment in any program established to provide apprenticeship or other training.
• Discriminate in any manner against any individual because he or she has opposed any practice forbidden by the Act, or because he or she has made a charge, testified or assisted in any manner, in any investigation, proceeding, or hearing under the Act.
• Aid, incite, compel, or coerce into doing any conduct made unlawful by the Act, or to obstruct or prevent any person from complying with the provisions of the Act.
BFOQ. It may be permissible to make employment decisions on the basis of religion when religion is a BFOQ reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the employer's business. The BFOQ exception applies only in limited ...