It is the policy of the State of Nevada that employee recruitment, appointment, assignment, training, compensation and promotion shall occur on the basis of merit and without regard to race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, age, pregnancy, genetic information or disability.
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If an employee experiences or witnesses discrimination based on race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, age, pregnancy, genetic information or disability it may be reported:
- By contacting the agency coordinator;
- Filing a claim in NEATS; or
- Reporting it on the Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Hotline at (800) 767-7381.
Additionally, employees are entitled to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission or consult with an attorney or labor representative.
The State's policy prohibits retaliation against employees who file a harassment and/or discrimination complaint, participate in a harassment and/or discrimination complaint of another employee or oppose harassment and/or discriminatory practices. Any employee bringing a complaint or assisting in an investigation of a complaint will not be adversely affected in terms and conditions of employment nor discriminated against or discharged because of the complaint.