Nevada Equal Rights Commission

The Equal Rights Commission

The Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC) oversees the state's Equal Employment Opportunity program, handling employment discrimination complaints relating to: race, national origin, color, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), disability, genetic information, and gender identity or expression. NERC works with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate and bring suit for complaints of discrimination. NERC also has jurisdiction in Nevada to investigate allegations of discrimination in housing and places of public accommodations.

Please note, NERC does not handle the following:

  • Federal employees filing against a federal employer

  • Police and sheriff misconduct

  • Judicial or court matters

  • Prisoners’ rights

  • Characteristics such as personal appearance, political affiliation, lack of education and training, short-term disabilities, and personality conflicts

  • Workplace safety/ workplace violence: Contact State of Nevada OSHA: http://dir.nv.gov/OSHA/Home/  

  • Labor relations issues, including wage and hour matter not based on a protected class

  • Workers’ compensation

Nevada Equal Rights Commission

Contact Nevada Labor Commissioner:  http://labor.nv.gov/

Contact Nevada Workers Compensation:  http://dir.nv.gov/WCS/Home/  

Equal Rights Commission Las Vegas
1820 East Sahara Avenue
Suite 314
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone (702) 486-7161
Fax (702) 486-7054

Equal Rights Commission Northern Nevada
1325 Corporate Blvd.
Room 115
Reno, NV 89502
Phone (775) 823-6690
Fax (775) 688-1292

NV Relay 711 or 800-326-6868

DETR/NERC is an equal opportunity employer/program.

Auxiliary aids and services available on request by individuals with disabilities.