The Nebraska Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits hiring practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, marital status, or national origin, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-1101et seq.). Separate laws prohibit hiring practices that discriminate on the basis of age (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-1001et seq.) or genetic test results (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-236).
The Nebraska Fair Employment Practices Act applies to employers with 15 or more employees, the age discrimination law covers employers with 20 or more employees, and the genetic test discrimination law applies to all employers regardless of size. Additional information is available.
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The AIDS Discrimination Act prohibits hiring practices that discriminate against individuals who have, or who are perceived to have, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or AIDS, unless a particular individual is unable to perform job duties or poses a direct threat to the health of others. The Act covers all employers, regardless of size (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 20-167et seq.).