Disabilities (ADA): Kentucky

Disabilities (ADA) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Michelle Barrett Falconer and Emily H. Morris, Littler Mendelson, PC


  • In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, Kentucky employers must comply with a number of state and local antidiscrimination statutes, including the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and the Kentucky Equal Opportunities Act. See The Kentucky Civil Rights Act.
  • Kentucky law prohibits discrimination against individuals with HIV or AIDS. See The Kentucky Equal Opportunities Act.
  • Kentucky permits the use of medical marijuana under very limited circumstances. See Medical Marijuana.
  • Several Kentucky counties and municipalities have also enacted ordinances prohibiting discrimination in employment. See Local Ordinances.