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Discrimination in Kentucky

Federal and Kentucky laws make it illegal for companies to discriminate against employees and job candidates who are members of protected classes. Protected classes are groups of people who have historically been discrimination victims because of their personal characteristics. If you feel that you've been discriminated against by your current, potential or prior employer, talk to an employment lawyer or discrimination attorney today.

It is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees and job candidates based on:

  • Sex
  • Race and skin color
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Age (if the individual is at least 40)
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy status
  • Tobacco smoking status

Protecting Your Rights as a Discrimination Victim

It's important to take action as soon as you suspect you've been the victim of employment discrimination in Kentucky.

You have 180 days from the date the discrimination most recently occurred to file a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. Your lawyer can guide you through the process of filing a complaint. Your attorney will also represent you during the investigation and if any litigation occurs.

If you are found to be the victim of discrimination, you may be eligible for compensation, job reinstatement or promotion, or other benefits.

Find & Hire Local Kentucky Discrimination Attorneys

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