Employment Law

 

Nevada Employment Law

The Nevada Equal Rights Commission affirmatively protects employees against workplace discrimination and harassment, as well as wrongful termination and denial of employee benefits. Yet, employment law is often only as good as the legal services that defend the employees’ workplace rights and benefits. The Law Offices of Steven J. Parsons will provide you with the legal representation necessary to guarantee these rights are observed and seek damages against the employer whenever appropriate.

Employment Discrimination Rates and Information

After years of decline, discrimination in the workplace is at an all-time high. From 2005 to 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission saw the number of employment discrimination charges rise 32 percent from 75,428 to 99,922. Even more disturbing, however, are the studies, which suggest that, as many as 95 percent of sexual harassment incidents go unreported. Moreover, trends in workplace discrimination put certain social groups at greater risk than ever before. The number of gender discrimination and sexual harassment claims filed by men has doubled over the last 20 years, while the number of employment discrimination complaints made by Muslims has doubled in just 5 years.

According to the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the most common types of employment discrimination are age, disability, equal pay, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, retaliation, sex, sexual harassment, and sexual orientation. Yet, no individual of any social group is immune from workplace discrimination and harassment. We recognize this and will treat you with the dignity you deserve, while offering expertise that will help reveal the merit of your case and the likelihood of success in court.

Other Violations of Nevada Employment Law

Not all employment law cases involve discrimination or harassment. Employees are routinely and unlawfully denied benefits related to Family Medical Leave, COBRA health benefits, and employee pension plans. Here, too, the Law Offices of Steven J. Parsons will make sure you’re dealt with fairly and receive all the employee benefits to which the law entitles you.

Do You Have a Case under Nevada Employment Law?

Unfortunately, not every incidence of discrimination and harassment makes for a good case in court. As much as we want to bring every shameful practice out into the open, we also want to make sure your time and effort is well spent pursuing a legal action against your employer. For this reason, we’ve created an easy-to-use form to help us review the information relevant to your case and to help us discuss your options during our initial consultation. While not every incidence makes for a good case, we do not shy away from a case just because an employer has obfuscated its discriminatory practices. We have extensive experience representing clients involved in complex cases including:

  • Discrimination
  • Employee Benefits
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination

 

What Is Harassment?

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Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, (ADA).

To be unlawful, the conduct must create a work environment that would be intimidating, hostile, or offensive to reasonable people.

Offensive conduct may include, but is not limited to:

  • Offensive jokes
  • Slurs
  • Epithets or name calling
  • Physical assaults or threats
  • Intimidation
  • Ridicule or mockery
  • Insults or put-downs
  • Offensive objects or pictures
  • Interference with work performance

Employees are encouraged to inform the harasser directly that the conduct is unwelcome and must stop. Employees should also report harassment to management at an early stage to prevent its escalation.