EEO - Harassment: Nevada
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Dora V. Lane, Holland & Hart LLP
- Harassment is a form of employment discrimination prohibited by the Nevada Fair Employment Practices Act. Nevada courts have looked to federal Title VII law when interpreting this statute because of their similarity. See Harassment Under the Nevada Equal Opportunities for Employment Statute.
- Illegal harassment can consist of a hostile environment at the workplace based on sex, race or other protected traits, or take the form of quid pro quo harassment, where an employee is pressured to accept unwelcome advances based on sex. See Harassment Under the Nevada Equal Opportunities for Employment Statute.
- Public employers and government contractors are also covered by additional anti-discrimination requirements which prohibit workplace harassment. See Public Employers.
- Employees can file a charge of harassment with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, and afterward may file an action in court if not satisfied with the decision. See Remedies and Enforcement.