EEO - Discrimination: Nevada
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Dana Krulewitz, Fisher Phillips
- The Nevada Fair Employment Practices Act protects individuals from discrimination by both private and public employers. See Nevada Equal Opportunity Law > Coverage.
- Generally, employers may be held accountable for practices that discriminate against a legally protected class, whether purposefully discriminatory or merely having an unintended discriminatory effect. See Discriminatory Actions.
- The Nevada Fair Employment Practices Act recognizes a greater number of protected classes than federal law. See Protected Classes.
- Nevada has an equal pay law that prohibits discrimination in compensation. See Equal Pay and Wage Discrimination.
- Additional antidiscrimination provisions apply to public employers, contractors and apprenticeships. See Public Employers, Contractors and Apprenticeships