The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, familial status, or age, or because the person is a smoker or nonsmoker, as long as the person complies with workplace policy pertaining to smoking (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 344.010 et seq.).The Act covers employers with 8 or more employees. It specifically states that employers are not required to grant preferential treatment to any group just because the group is underrepresented in the employer's workforce.