Discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), disability, marital status or age is prohibited in Nebraska. In general, covered entities include most private and non-profit employers with 15 or more employees under FEPA and the Equal Pay Act and 20 or more employees under the Age Act. Also covered are State and local government subdivisions of any size, along with employment agencies and labor organizations.
Unlawful employment practices can include discrimination in the areas of:
- hiring and promotion (such as classification, recruitment, selection);
- compensation (pay and benefits);
- discipline (termination, warnings);
- and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment (such as training and development, relationships and associations; accommodation of disabilities or religious beliefs; and freedom from workplace harassment.)