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Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Kansas

Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates requirements for other states

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

Author: Karen R. Glickstein, Polsinelli


  • The Kansas Act Against Discrimination (KAAD) and the Kansas Age Discrimination in Employment Act (KADEA) cover employers with four or more employees and therefore apply to many small employers that might not be covered by the federal employment laws. See Kansas Discrimination Laws.
  • Unlike federal law, the KAAD and the KADEA do not provide for a substantial amount of damages.
  • There are a number of areas that employers should avoid asking job applicants about on application forms and during interviews. See Preemployment Inquiries.
  • Kansas employers are free to implement anti-nepotism policies as part of their employee selection process, but employers should make sure inquiries do not seek information about protected characteristics. See Marital Status.
  • Localities including Lawrence and Topeka have requirements pertaining to interviewing and selecting job candidates.See Local Requirements.