The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits hiring practices that discriminate against job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or because the applicant is a smoker or nonsmoker as long as the individual complies with workplace policies on smoking (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 344.010 et seq.). The Act applies to employers with eight or more employees. The provision on disability discrimination applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
Kentucky also has an Equal Opportunities Act that prohibits hiring discrimination on the basis of disability (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 207.130 et seq.). The Equal Opportunities Act applies to employers with eight or more employees.