FILING A COMPLAINT
Kansas law provides that any person who claims to be aggrieved by an alleged unlawful practice, and who can articulate a prima facie case pursuant to a recognized legal theory of discrimination (based on race, religion, color, sex, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, or retaliation) in the area of employment may file a complaint with the Kansas Human Rights Commission.DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT
A complaint may be filed personally or by attorney. An individual may write, telephone or come in to any KHRC office to begin the filing process. Intake workers can assist in drafting a complaint based on information provided by the complainant. The complaint must be signed and notarized before it can be officially filed with the commission. There is no filing fee.
Complaints on any basis in the area of employment must be filed within six (6) months of the last alleged discriminatory act.
NOTE: In some instances, the time limit for filing a complaint with the KHRC does not begin on the effective date of an adverse employment decision, but when the person could reasonably be considered to have received notice of the adverse employment decisions. Individuals are urged to avoid delay in filing complaints in order to assure timely-filing with the KHRC.
Understanding employment law is crucial for both the employer and the employee or applicant. The criteria used to select employees should be based on merit and job competency, and should relate to actual job performance.UNDERSTANDING TERMS: EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IS THE LAW
Unlawful employment discrimination is prohibited by Kansas law. An
may not discriminate against persons in advertising, hiring, firing,
etc., nor in any other way subject anyone to different treatment in the
terms and conditions of employment due to their race, color, religion,
national origin, ancestry, sex, age, or disability.
TYPES OF EMPLOYMENT ISSUES: TYPE OF EMPLOYER:
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