Equal Employment Opportunity


Civil Rights​​
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

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.

Diversity, Inclusiveness and Equal Employment

It is the policy of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to assure equal employment opportunities to all persons. All KYTC employees and applicants for employment shall be treated impartially and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, ancestry, age, disability or veteran status in all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, recognition (rewards), benefits, merit promotions, demotions, transfers or reassignments, disciplinary actions, lay-offs and other terminations, training and career development within KYTC.

KYTC does not tolerate discrimination of any kind against any "protected class", as defined in the GAP-803. Such acts constitute misconduct, which undermines the integrity of the employment relationship, and the offending employee shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.
Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act​

The Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act​, (KPWA), (KRS 344.030 to 344.110), expressly prohibits employment discrimination in relation to an employee’s pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. ​

n addition, under the KPWA it is unlawful for an employer to fail to make reasonable accommodations for any employee with limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical conditions who requests an accommodation, including but not limited to:  

  1. The need for more frequent or longer breaks; 
  2. Time off to recover from childbirth;
  3. Acquisition or modification of equipment; 
  4. Appropriate seating;
  5. Temporary transfer to a less strenuous or less hazardous position; 
  6. Job restructuring
  7. Light duty; modified work schedule; and 
  8. Private space that is not a bathroom for expressing breast milk. 

How to File a Discrimination Complaint

Discrimination is defined in the Kentucky Civil Rights Act as any direct or indirect act or practice of exclusion, distinction, restriction, segregation, li​mitation, ​​refusal, denial, or any other act or practice of differentiation or preference in the treatment of a person or ​​persons, or the aiding, abetting, inciting, coercing or compelling thereof made unlawful under this law.

If you feel that you are a victim of discrimination, 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: KYTC.OCRSBD@ky.gov​ or by phone: 502-564-3601.​

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