Kansas Equal Opportunity in Public Accommodations Poster Description
It is the policy of the state of Kansas to eliminate and prevent discrimination, segregation, or separation in all
places of public accommodations and to assure equal opportunities to all persons within the state to full and equal public accommodations. The Kansas Equal Opportunity in Public Accommodations Poster informs persons using or attempting to use places of public accommodations of the protections afforded by Kansas’ act against discrimination. The act prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person’s race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin or ancestry in any place of public accommodation.
A place of “public accommodation” is any place that caters or offers goods, services, facilities and accommodations to the public. The term includes:
- lodging establishments
- food service establishments
- bars and taverns
- barbershop and beauty parlors
- skating rinks
- bowling alley and billiard parlors
- amusement and recreation parks,
- swimming pool and lakes
- mortuaries and cemeteries which are open to the public
- public transportation facilities
The poster is required to be posted where it may readily be seen by persons using or attempting to use such place of public accommodation. For example, the Kansas Equal Opportunity in Public Accommodations Poster may be posted at the entrance to a store or business, in a front window, on a display stand at the entrance to the premises, on a counter at the front of the establishment, or by the checkout area at the front of the facility.
The Kansas Human Rights Commission investigates complaints alleging discrimination in public accommodations. Any person who is aggrieved by an unlawful practice may file a complaint with the Commission. The Discrimination In Public Accommodations Complaint Information Sheet is available here or on the Commission’s website. This form can be used to start the process. Contact the Commission for further information. The Human Rights Commission can be contacted online or by calling (785) 296-3206. Public accommodation complaints must be filed within six months from the last alleged discriminatory act.