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Author: Patrick F. Martin and Emily H. Morris, Littler Mendelson, PC

Summary

  • 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 also prohibits discrimination against individuals with HIV or AIDS. See The Kentucky Equal Opportunities Act.
  • Several Kentucky counties and municipalities have also enacted ordinances prohibiting discrimination in employment. See Local Ordinances.