Nevada Sex Discrimination laws & HR compliance analysis

Nevada Sex Discrimination: What you need to know

The Nevada Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 613.310 et seq.). The law applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
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.
Contractors. Employers that have state public works contracts are prohibited from discriminating against employees or applicants on the basis of protected characteristics and all such contracts must include a clause to that effect (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 338.125).
Apprenticeships. It is illegal to discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in the admission to apprenticeship programs (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 610.010 et seq.).
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Discriminatory actions. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a female employee who claimed her former employer treated her less favorably than similarly situated male employees in violation of federal law under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Davis v. Team Elec. Co., 520 F.3d 1080 (9th Cir. 2008)). In this case, the employee provided evidence that the employer gave her a disproportionate amount of dangerous and strenuous work, excluded her from meetings that male co-workers attended, and failed to respond to her radio communications. The employer subsequently terminated her employment even though it retained male electricians with less seniority. The court ruled that the evidence was sufficient to support the employee's claim that she suffered an adverse employment action and that she ...

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