Nevada Wrongful Termination
Both state and federal laws protect Nevada employees against unjust termination. Employees who are fired for violating anti-discrimination laws or employment contracts may be able to file a claim for wrongful termination against their employer. Each state has its own laws regarding unjust termination. If you have a claim for wrongful termination against your Nevada employer, speak to an experienced Nevada employment lawyer today. A knowledgeable lawyer can help you protect your rights and increase your chances of a favorable result in court.
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Nevada: At-Will Employment
Nevada is one of many states that have at-will employment laws. This gives Nevada employers the right to fire employees at any time, for any reason, or none at all. They are not subject to any liability. There are important exceptions to the rule in Nevada, as well as other states. These exceptions protect employees against being fired for violating public policy, an oral, written, or implied employment contract, or in retaliation for exercising their rights or on the basis of a “protected characteristic”, such as religion, national origin, disability, or age. An employee who is fired by an employer for any one of these reasons may be entitled to unjust termination remedies.
Types Of Unjust Termination In Nevada
There are many forms of unjust termination that can occur in the workplace. An employee’s dismissal from employment could be considered illegal if it falls within any one of these categories:
- Breach of Contract – If an employer and employee have a written, verbal, or implied contract promising job security, and the employee is dismissed without good cause, the employee may be entitled to wrongful termination. If the discharge is against public policy, it may be considered wrongful. If an employee is fired because they filed a workers’ comp claim, refused to violate the law, or if they miss work due to civic or personal obligations, it could also be considered wrongful.
- Retaliation – It is against Nevada law for an employer or employee to fire him in retaliation for exercising their rights as whistleblowers. Federal whistleblower laws protect employees who report workplace safety violations or corporate fraud to the appropriate authorities. They cannot be fired for retaliatory reasons.
- Discrimination – Employers cannot fire employees for being members of a protected group under federal or state law. These protected characteristics are race, color, and sex; national origin, religion; disability; age, genetic information; citizenship status; sexual orientation, or expression.
Nevada Unjust Termination Claim
Nevada’s unjust termination laws provide protections to employees who are fired because of discriminatory or retaliatory reasons or for violating an employment contract. They also offer civil remedies for those who have been injured. In Nevada, employees must file a complaint with either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Nevada Equal Rights Commission before they can file a wrongful termination lawsuit. These are the federal and state agencies that enforce anti-discrimination laws at work. If you decide to take your wrongful termination case to court, it is a good idea to seek the advice of an experienced attorney who has dealt with Nevada wrongful termination cases.