EEO - Discrimination: Kansas
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Jason Janoski and Alan L. Rupe, Kutak Rock LLP
- The Kansas Act Against Discrimination (KAAD) applies to more employers than federal antidiscrimination law and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth married and unmarried mothers), disability, national origin, and ancestry. The KAAD also prohibits genetic testing. See Kansas Act Against Discrimination and the Kansas Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
- Kansas Human Rights Commission regulations also provide specific employment protection to married and pregnant women. See Kansas Act Against Discrimination and the Kansas Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
- The Kansas Age Discrimination in Employment Act (KADEA) prohibits discrimination because of age. See Kansas Act Against Discrimination and the Kansas Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
- State employers cannot set a height requirement for employment, with limited exceptions. See Prohibition on Height Restrictions.
- State law also prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of military service. See Protection for Members of Military.
- Localities including Lawrence and Topeka have requirements pertaining to discrimination.See Local Requirements.