The Nebraska Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits discrimination in employment based on the knowledge or perception that a person has a disability. The law applies to employers with 15 or more employees (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-1104et seq.).
Reasonable accommodation. It is unlawful for an employer not to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the business. Reasonable accommodation includes making sure existing facilities used by employees are readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. There is additional information.
Federal law compared. Like the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Nebraska Act prohibits employers from basing a decision regarding recruitment, hiring, discharge, promotion, advancement, or the other terms and conditions of employment on the knowledge or perception that a person who is otherwise qualified to perform the job has a disability. The Act mandates that employers offer reasonable accommodations to allow individuals with disabilities to work, as long as offering the necessary accommodation does not present an undue hardship to the employer.