Kansas Disabilities (ADA) laws & HR compliance analysis

Kansas Disabilities (ADA): What you need to know

The Kansas Act Against Discrimination prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of disability and genetic test results (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1001 et seq.). The law covers private employers with four or more employees and all state and local government agencies regardless of size.
Under the Act, it is unlawful for an employer to:
• Limit, segregate, or classify a job applicant or employee in a way that adversely affects employment opportunities or status based on disability.
• Participate in a contractual or other arrangement or relationship, including a relationship with an employment or referral agency, labor union, an organization providing fringe benefits to an employee or an organization providing training and apprenticeship programs that has the effect of subjecting a disabled applicant or employee to prohibited discrimination.
• Use criteria or methods of administration that have the effect of discrimination based on disability or that perpetuate the discrimination of others.
• Exclude or otherwise deny jobs or benefits to a qualified individual because he or she associates with an individual with a disability.
• Fail to make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an applicant or employee with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the employer's business.
• Deny employment opportunities to a job applicant or employee with a disability who is otherwise qualified, if the denial is based on the need to reasonably accommodate the disability of the employee or applicant.
• Use qualification standards, employment tests, or other selection criteria that screen out or tend to screen out an individual with a disability unless the ...

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