In 1961, Nevada created the Nevada Equal Rights Commission to help eliminate discrimination in the workplace. The Commission makes sure all state and federal laws are followed when it comes to employees rights in the workplace. One such law they enforce is the law that requires employers to display the Nevada state discrimination posters in the workplace. These Nevada state discrimination posters must be placed in an area where employees are known to gather.
No worker in Nevada can be discriminated against because of his/her race, religion/creed, national origin, color, or disability. They also can’t be discriminated against because of their age if they are forty years old or older. Finally, they can’t be discriminated because of their gender or their sexual orientation.
A person can find out more information about anti-discrimination laws in Nevada by reading the Nevada state discrimination posters that are displayed in their workplace. If the person feels that he/she has been discriminated against because one of the above reasons, the person needs to fill out a form to file an official complaint with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. This complaint must be delivered to and received by the Commission within three hundred days of the alleged offense. The complaint will go through a preset process. If the complaint is found to have no merit or if the Commission takes too long, the alleged victim can file a complaint with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If the Nevada Equal Rights Commission finds the complaint has merit, they will issue a right to sue form to the alleged victim. The Nevada Equal Rights Commission may also refer a person to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission if they have reason to do so.
Workers in Nevada are protected from being discriminated against because of race, religion, age, disability, sex, color, or national origin. These rights must be displayed in the workplace on the Nevada state discrimination posters. If an employer fails to display the Nevada state discrimination posters in a place where employees gather, the employer is in violation of the law.
The Nevada Equal Rights Commission has been around since 1961. It handles discrimination complaints relating to race, public accommodation, national origin, color, religion, sex (gender and/or orientation), age (over 40) and disability, if the discrimination is linked to employment or the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
I know that one of the most important topics today is sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. Under Nevada law, both are protected from discrimination. Employers cannot fire, promote, lay off, or reassign employees based on either their sexual orientation or their gender expression.
The Equal Rights Commission will investigate only complaints concerning the issues listed above. It will refer other types of complaints to the proper agency. If you feel that you’ve been discriminated against, you need to fill out the proper forms and start the investigation process with the ERC. It’s important that you know that, as the person filing the complaint, you have to show proof of the discrimination. You must show some sort of evidence to back up your claim. Otherwise, the ERC will not be able to find in your favor.
Nevada’s laws about discrimination mirror the corresponding Federal laws in most cases. Age discrimination, for example, is protected by the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967. Under the ADEA, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of his or her age in any aspect of employment — including, but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training.
I think that if you’re an employer, there are certain discrimination laws you must keep in mind. For example sexual harassment, a form of sex discrimination that violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is illegal. To maintain a workplace that is free of harassment, you must not only control his actions but also those of supervisors, employees, and even non-employees, like customers.