Civil Rights

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is committed to maintaining a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and this policy applies to all personnel actions, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, classification, compensation,​​ benefits, promotions, transfers, layoffs, reinstatement, and educational programs.​ KYTC does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.

KYTC Employee Conduct

Employees are entitled to a work environment free from harassment. KYTC strictly prohibits verbal or physical conduct by anyone in the workplace that harasses, disrupts, or interferes with work performance or that creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile work environment. 

To ensure an environment free from harassment, the Cabinet prohibits certain behaviors in the workplace, which include but are not limited to: 
  • Derogatory comments, jokes, or slurs based on one’s membership in one or more of the protected classes. 
  • Unwanted physical contact of any kind, impeding or blocking movement, or physical interference with normal work movement when directed at an individual based on his or her membership in one or more of the protected classes.
  • The display, mailing, or emailing of derogatory posters, cartoons, photographs, or drawings based on protected-class status.​
  • Behavior that sexually harasses another person, as explained below.
Sexual Harassment

No person shall be subjected to or subject another person to unsolicited and unwelcome sexual overtures or conduct, either verbal or physical, in the workplace. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome heterosexual and homosexual advances. Sexual harassment, whether perpetrated by supervisory or non-supervisory personnel, is unlawful.

Behavior that may constitute sexual harassment includes but not limited to:
  • Touching another person in an unwelcome manner
  • Making unwelcome advances or requests for sexual favors
  • Using sexually explicit, suggestive, or abusive language
  • Making sexually suggestive jokes or degrading remarks about a person, a person's body, or clothing
  • Displaying, mailing, or emailing sexually explicit or suggestive literature, pictures, photographs, or objects
  • Making submission to sexual advances a condition of employment, continued employment, evaluation, compensation, benefits, promotion, or any other privilege

The Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedure shall be prominently posted in all personnel offices, EEO offices and on the Cabinet's internal website.


Assistance is available through the Kentucky Employees Assistance Program (KEAP)​​ for those employees that experience personal or work-related problems resulting from workplace harassment or discrimination.​

How to File a Harassment Complaint

Any employee who believes that he/she is a victim of harassment should report the matter to their immediate supervisor and or District Administrative Manager, Office of Human Resources Management, Employee Relations Branch and/or the Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development. A report need not be in writing but must contain sufficient detail to permit an investigation of incidents. All information reported will be held in strictest confidence and will only be disclosed on a need-to-know basis in order to investigate and resolved the matter. The alleged harasser will be informed of the complaint and given opportunity to respond to the allegations. 

If you feel that you are a victim of harassment, please visit our How to File a ​Complaint page for more information.​

Contact Information:

Office for Civil Rights & 
Small Business Development
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-3601
Fax: (502) 564-2114
​Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST, M-F

Language assistance for Limited English Proficient individuals is available upon request. Please contact this office by email at:​ or by phone: 502-564-3601.​

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