The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits employers of eight or more persons from discriminating in employment because of race or color (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 344.010 et seq.). Under the Act, it is an unlawful practice for an employer to:
• Fail or refuse to hire, or to discharge any individual because of the individual's race or color.
• Discriminate against an individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of the individual's race or color.
• Print or publish any notice or advertisement for employment indicating any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on race or color, unless race or color 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 race or color.
• Discriminate against an individual because of race or color 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 Commission on Human Rights, or violate the terms of a conciliation ...