Kentucky Age Discrimination laws & HR compliance analysis

Kentucky Age Discrimination: What you need to know

The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits employers of eight or more employees from discriminating in employment against persons who are 40 years of age or older (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 344.010 et seq.). It is an unlawful practice for an employer to:
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• Fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual because of the individual's age.
• Discriminate against an individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of the individual's age.
• Print or publish any notice or advertisement for employment indicating any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on age, unless age is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) for employment.
• Limit, segregate, or classify employees 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 age.
• Discriminate against an individual because of age 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 the doing of any conduct made unlawful by the Act or to obstruct or prevent any person from complying with the provisions of the Act.
• Attempt, directly or indirectly, to commit any conduct declared unlawful by the Act.
• Resist or interfere with the state Human Rights Commission, or violate the terms of a conciliation agreement issued by the Commission.
• Coerce, ...

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