The Nevada Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits hiring practices that discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or national origin (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 613.310 et seq.). The Act specifically prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on a disability that requires the use of an aid or appliance, including the use of a service animal (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 613.330(5)-(7)).
The Act also makes it unlawful to refuse to hire an individual who:
• Engages in the “lawful use of any product” outside the workplace during nonworking hours, or
• Opposed an unlawful employment practice, made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing.
Genetic testing. The Act also prohibits employers from requiring a prospective employee to submit to a genetic test as a condition of employment, or asking or encouraging a prospective employee to submit to a genetic test.
The Act covers employers with 15 or more employees. There is additional information.
Social media. Employers may not discharge, discipline, discriminate against in any manner or deny employment or promotion to, or threaten to take any such action against any employee or employee who refuses, declines, or fails to disclose the user name, password, or any other information that provides access to his or her personal social media account (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 613.135).
Effective January 1, 2020, state law prohibits employers from refusing to hire a job applicant because he or she submitted to a screening test and the results indicate the presence of marijuana (AB 132, June 5, 2019). There are ...