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Applicable Federal & State Laws

Affirmative Action:

  • Executive Order 11246 (as amended by 11375) - requires affirmative action programs for women and minorities and prohibits job discrimination on the basis of race, color , religion, sex, or national origin.
  • Section 402, Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974 - requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified special disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era and prohibits discrimination based on Vietnam-era veteran status or special disabled veteran status in federally assisted programs.
  • Section 503, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities and prohibits discrimination based on disability in federally assisted programs.

Age:

  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975 - prohibits discrimination based on age in federally assisted programs.
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 - prohibits discrimination based on age in employment for employees 40 years old or older.

Disability:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - prohibits discrimination based on disability in employment, public accommodations, public services, transportation, and telecommunications and requires provision of reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.
  • Section 503, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - prohibits discrimination based on disability in federally assisted programs and requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.
  • Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - prohibits discrimination based on disability in federally assisted programs.

Gender:

  • Equal Pay Act of 1963 - prohibits sex discrimination in payment of wages to women and men performing substantially equal work in the same establishment.
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 - prohibits discrimination in employment based on pregnancy and related conditions.
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
  • Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972 - prohibits discrimination based on sex in federally assisted programs.

Genetic Information:

Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on genetic information in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. GINA also restricts employers’ acquisition of genetic information and strictly limits disclosure of genetic information. Genetic information includes information about genetic tests of applicants, employees, or their family members; the manifestation of diseases or disorders in family members (family medical history); and requests for or receipt of genetic services by applicants, employees, or their family members.

Labor Management Standards:

Pursuant to Executive Order 13496 and its implementing regulations, 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Federal contractors and subcontractors, beginning on June 21, 2010, must notify employees about their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  The NLRA is the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector, and guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers, and to engage in other protected concerted activity with or without a union, or to refrain from all such activity.  Additionally, Federal contracts and subcontracts must include a provision requiring Federal contractors and subcontractors to post the notice.

Race, Color, National Origin:

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in federally assisted programs.
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Religion:

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Veteran Status:

Section 402, Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974 - prohibits discrimination based on Vietnam-era veteran status or special disabled veteran status in federally assisted programs and requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified special disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era.

State Laws

Nevada Revised Statutes

For More Information:

  • State of Nevada Sexual Harassment Hotline 800-767-7381 (maintained by the State of Nevada)
  • For more information, please call the Equal Opportunity and Title IX Office at 784-1547.

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