Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Nebraska
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- Nebraska law provides discrimination protections to job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, marital status or national origin. See Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act.
- Job applicants in Nebraska also are protected from discrimination based on other protected characteristics. See Age; Disability.
- The City of Omaha goes further than Nebraska law in protecting job candidates. See Omaha Sexual Orientation Ordinance.
- Public employers may not ask criminal history questions on an initial job application subject to limited exceptions. See Arrest and Conviction Records.
- Nebraska employers may ask questions during the interview and selection process about protected characteristics in certain limited circumstances. See Bona Fide Occcupational Qualification.