Nevada Civil Rights laws & HR compliance analysis

Nevada Civil Rights: What you need to know

The Nevada Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or national origin, or refusal to permit a service animal at the place of employment (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 613.310et seq.). Effective October 1, 2017, the Act also prohibits employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 613.335).
Gender identity. "Gender identity or expression" is defined as the gender-related identity, appearance, expression, or behavior of a person regardless of the person's assigned sex at birth.
The Act applies to employers with 15 or more employees. The United States, Indian tribes, and private clubs are excluded from the definition of employers. Educational institutions owned or controlled by a religious organization are permitted to hire employees of a particular religion.
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Under the Act, it is unlawful to:
• Fail or refuse to hire or to discharge a person on the basis of a protected characteristic.
• Limit, segregate, or classify an employee on the basis of a protected characteristic in a way that deprives or tends to deprive the employee of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affects employment status.
• Discriminate against any person on the basis of a protected characteristic in admission to, or employment in, any apprenticeship or other training program.
• Discriminate against a person with a disability by interfering with the person's use of an aid or appliance, including a service animal.
• Refuse to allow an employee's service animal to accompany the employee at all times in the workplace.
• Print or publish a notice or ...

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