Kansas Discrimination laws & HR compliance analysis

Kansas Discrimination: What you need to know

The Kansas Act Against Discrimination prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1001 et seq.).
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Under the Act, it is unlawful to:
• Refuse to hire, discharge, or otherwise discriminate against a person in compensation or in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.
• Limit, segregate, or make any distinction with regard to a protected characteristic or to follow any employment practice that results in discrimination, segregation, or separation without a valid business necessity.
• Print or circulate any statement, advertisement, or publication, or use any form of application for employment that expresses, directly or indirectly, any limitation, specification, or discrimination as to a protected characteristic, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ).
• Make any inquiry in connection with prospective employment that expresses, directly or indirectly, any limitation, specification, or discrimination as to any protected characteristic, unless based on a BFOQ.
• Discharge, expel, or otherwise discriminate against any person because such person has opposed any practices or acts forbidden under the Act or because the person has filed a complaint, testified, or assisted in any proceedings under the Act.
• Discriminate, segregate, or separate in admission, hiring, assignments, upgrading, transfers, promotion, layoff, dismissal, or apprenticeship or other training or retraining program.
• Aid, act, incite, compel, or coerce any of the conduct forbidden under the Act or attempt to do so.
A separate law, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), prohibits discrimination in employment against ...

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