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Involuntary Terminations: Nevada

Involuntary Terminations requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: William R. Dabney and Dora V. Lane, Holland & Hart LLP

Updating Author: XpertHR Editorial Team


  • Nevada courts use a specific definition of "good cause" to analyze claims for wrongful termination where the employee was protected by an express or implied employment contract. See Termination for Cause.
  • Nevada employers are prohibited from disciplining or terminating employees for their lawful used of products outside the employer's premises, under certain circumstances. See Discipline or Termination for Lawful Use of Products.
  • In addition to its expansion of protected categories, Nevada law also proscribes retaliation against certain individuals for opposing discriminatory practices or assisting in the investigations of discriminatory practices. See Anti-Retaliation Legislation.
  • Nevada has mini-WARN notice requirements for call center employers that relocate their operations to a foreign country. See Call Center Relocation Law.
  • Certain Nevada employees have a property interest in their occupations and thus, are due advance notice if they are to be terminated from their positions. See Layoff Notice.