Disabilities (ADA): Nebraska
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Michelle Barrett Falconer, Littler Mendelson, PC
- In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, Nebraska employers must comply with state antidiscrimination laws, including the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act. See Disability Discrimination in Nebraska.
- The Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act specifically prohibits employers from, among other things, failing or refusing to hire, terminating, harassing or otherwise discriminating against an individual because of that person's disability. See The Nebraska State Human Rights Law.
- Amendments to the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees due to pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions. See Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodations.
- Nebraska prohibits discrimination against employees or applicants based on genetic information. See Genetic Testing Restrictions.
- Employers are prohibited from refusing to hire, terminating or otherwise discriminating against a person who has or is suspected to have AIDS or the HIV infection. See Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
- The City of Omaha also prohibits disability discrimination. See Local Ordinances.