Las Vegas is known for being a melting pot of all different types of people. Many workplaces have a diverse workforce representing a variety of races, religions, ethnicities, ages, and more. While Nevada law protects the rights of employees to be free from unlawful discrimination while they are at work, such discrimination does unfortunately happen.
When discrimination or harassment occurs at work, it can affect both the employees involved as well as the employer. If you on either side of discrimination allegations, it is important to ensure your rights are fully protected throughout the legal process. The legal team at HKM Employment Attorneys is here to help.
At the Nevada office of HKM, we focus solely on employment law and we fully understand the complexities and issues involved in a discrimination claim. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you.
Unlawful Discrimination in Las Vegas
Choosing not to hire someone or teasing someone at work simply because you do not like them is not unlawful discrimination. Under Nevada law, discrimination is unlawful if it is based on one or more of the following factors:
- National Origin;
- Pregnancy or childbirth;
- Gender Identity or Expression;
- Sexual Orientation.
There are different ways that discrimination based on one of the above factors can occur. Some types of discrimination include:
- Refusal to hire;
- Asking improper questions on applications or in interviews;
- Denial of promotion or raise;
- Demotion or pay reduction;
- Less desirable transfer;
- Harassment that puts a job on the line;
- Harassment that creates a hostile work environment;
- Retaliation for complaining of discrimination;
- Wrongful termination.
In addition to the above, employers are also expected to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with qualified mental or physical disabilities and employees with special religious beliefs. Failure to provide a reasonable accommodation when requested can also constitute unlawful discrimination.
Each type of discrimination case will have its own unique legal issues and our attorneys understand how to handle claims involving any type of unlawful employment discrimination.
Employment Discrimination Law Explained
Your Rights as an Employee
You have the right under both federal and Nevada state law to work free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. If any of those occur, you have the right to seek compensation from your employer for any income you lost as a result of the discrimination.
Proving discrimination can be a challenging task, however, and many discrimination cases are far from simple. You need an attorney handling your case who understands how to gather and present evidence of the discrimination against you so that you can have a sense of justice, as well as financial relief.
Contact a Nevada Discrimination Attorney to Discuss a Possible Claim Today
At HKM Employment Attorneys, we know how to recognize a valid discrimination claim and how to pursue your case in court. We help both employees who have suffered unlawful discrimination or harassment, as well as employers that have been accused of discrimination. If you would like to discuss your case, please contact our office for help today.