The Kansas Act Against Discrimination prohibits an employer from using an application form to make an inquiry that expresses, directly or indirectly, any limitation, specification, or discrimination as to race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry, or any intent to so limit, specify, or discriminate, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1009). Under the Act, employers are prohibited from requiring genetic testing or discriminating against job applicants on the basis of genetic information.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age (40 years or over) (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1111 et seq.). Both acts cover private employers with four or more employees and all state and local government agencies, regardless of size (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1002).
Retaliation prohibited. It is unlawful for an employer to discharge, expel, or otherwise discriminate against an individual for opposing unlawful discrimination, filing a complaint, testifying, or assisting in any proceeding involving any discriminatory practice (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1009).