Nevada Civil Rights Laws
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Civil rights are the rights of individuals to be treated as equals under the law, which includes freedom from discrimination in employment. Most civil rights laws are federal, including those encoded in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but states sometimes extend extra protections.
Below you will find Nevada-specific laws on civil rights in various different contexts, including whether private civil rights actions are permitted, applicable statutes of limitations, and pertinent code provisions. Click on the links below for state-specific civil rights laws and visit the What Are Rights? article for more information.
Nevada civil rights laws provide for private lawsuits and carries a 180- to 365-day statute of limitations.
Learn more about Nevada's civil rights laws in the following chart. See FindLaw's Civil Rights section for additional articles and resources.
|Code Section||613.310, et seq. (Employment); 651.050, et seq. (Public Accommodations) Ch. 598B.010, et seq. (Credit)|
|Agency||Employment: Equal Rights Commission; Public Accommodations: Equal Rights Commission; Credit: Banking Division|
|Administrative Preemption||Employment: Yes; Public Accommodations: No; Credit: No|
|Private Action Permitted?||Yes|
|Attorney Fees Recoverable by Plaintiff?||Employment: Yes; Public Accommodations: Yes; Credit: No|
|Statute of Limitations||Employment: 180 days; Public Accommodations: 1 yr.; Credit: 1 yr.|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Nevada civil rights attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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- Official State Codes - Links to the official online statutes (laws) in all 50 states and DC.
Related Resources for Civil Rights Laws:
- State Civil Rights Commissions
- Federal Civil Rights Laws
- Civil Rights Enforcement and Lawsuits
- Find a Civil Rights Attorney
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