Nebraska National Origin Discrimination laws & HR compliance analysis

Nebraska National Origin Discrimination: What you need to know

The Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act (FEPA) prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of national origin (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-1101 et seq.). The FEPA applies to all public employers and private employers with 15 or more employees. National origin generally refers to an individual's or ancestor's place of birth. Under the FEPA, it is unlawful to:
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• Fail or refuse to hire, or to discharge, any individual, or to otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of the individual's national origin.
• Harass any individual because of national origin.
• Limit, solicit, segregate, or classify employees in any way that would deprive any individual of employment opportunities or that would otherwise adversely affect the individual's status as an employee, because of national origin.
• Discriminate against any individual because of national origin in admission to, or employment in, any program established to provide apprenticeship or other training.
• Discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment because they have opposed any practice made an unlawful employment practice by the FEPA; have made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under the FEPA; or have opposed any practice or refused to carry out any action that is unlawful under the laws of the state or of the United States.
• Print or publish any notice or advertisement relating to employment indicating any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on national origin, unless national origin is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) for employment.
Legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason.

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