The Kansas Act Against Discrimination prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry, without a valid business necessity. The Act applies to all employers with four or more employees (KS Stat. Ann. Sec. 44-1001 et seq.). In addition, employers are prohibited from printing or circulating job notices or advertisements, making preemployment inquiries, or using employment applications that indicate a discriminatory limitation or specification, unless the limitation or specification constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ), i.e., is necessary in order to perform the job in question (KS Stat. Ann. Sec. 44-1009(3); Sec. 44-1113(4)).
The state Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination based on age (40 years and over), unless supported by a valid business reason (KS Stat. Ann. Sec. 44-1111 et seq.).
State law also prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of military service (KS Stat. Ann. Sec. 44-1126 et seq.).
The Kansas Infectious Disease Act prohibits discrimination based on public health record information (i.e., HIV or AIDS status) (KS Stat. Ann. Sec. 65-6001 et seq.).