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EEO - Affirmative Action: Kentucky

EEO - Affirmative Action requirements for other states

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

Author: Emily N. Litzinger, Fisher Phillips


  • In addition to the protections provided by federal law, Kentucky affirmative action law requires that state government, agencies, and certain government contractors implement and maintain an affirmative action plan to ensure equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, and veteran status. See Affirmative Action - Kentucky Public Employers.
  • Kentucky law also provides additional protection for honorably discharged veterans and their families. See Veterans.
  • Louisville has requirements pertaining to EEO - Affirmative Action. See Local Requirements.