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 (Nev. Rev. Stat. § 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 (Nev. Rev. Stat. § 613.330(5)-(7)). Employers with 15 or more employees are covered under the law. More information is available at theNevada Discrimination
The Act covers employers with 15 or more employees.
Veterans’ preference. A private employer may adopt a policy that gives preference in hiring to veterans or their spouses (Nev. Rev. Stat. § 613.385). In public employment, veterans are entitled to preference (Nev. Rev. Stat. § 613.385).
In addition to the FCRA, employers also must comply with the Nevada statute regulating the use of consumer reports in employment (Nev. Rev. Stat. § 598C.060 et seq.). More information is available at the Nevada Background Checks
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 (Nev. Rev. Stat. § 613.135). More information is available at the Nevada Discrimination