Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Dora V. Lane, Holland & Hart LLP
- Retaliation against applicants or employees for opposing any illegal discrimination or participating in any proceeding under the Nevada Fair Employment Practices Act (NFEPA) is prohibited. See Retaliation Under the Nevada Equal Opportunities for Employment Statute.
- Retaliation consists of adverse employment action such as harassment, discipline, negative performance review, discharge, or failure to promote. See Retaliation Under the Nevada Equal Opportunities for Employment Statute.
- Employees can file a charge of retaliation under the NFEPA with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, and afterward may file an action in court if not satisfied with the decision. Remedies for illegal retaliation include cease and desist orders, hiring or reinstatement, back pay, and other actual economic damages. See Remedies and Enforcement.
- In Nevada it is illegal to pay discriminatory wages on the basis of sex, or to intimidate or retaliate against employees for testifying in equal pay enforcement proceedings. See Equal Pay.