The Kansas Act Against Discrimination prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race or color (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1001 et seq.). The law applies to all public employers and private employers with four or more employees. 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 race or color, 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 race or color, 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 race or color.
• 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.
State law provides an exception based on a BFOQ for the protected categories of sex, religion, national origin, and ancestry. However, ...