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Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act  (FEPA)

Discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), disability, or marital status is prohibited in Nebraska.  In general, covered entities include most private and non-profit employers with 15 or more employees, state and local government subdivisions of any size, employment agencies and labor organizations.

Unlawful employment practices generally include discrimination in the area of hiring and promotion (e.g., classification, recruitment, selection); compensation (pay and benefits); discipline (including termination); and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment (e.g., training and development, relationships and associations, accommodation of disabilities and religious beliefs, freedom from workplace harassment).

The FEPA law also contains provisions barring retaliation.  Anyone who has opposed any practice made unlawful by the statutes or who has participated in any manner in any proceeding to enforce the statutes is protected. 

In addition, if an individual complains about, or refuses to participate in, activity which is unlawful under state or federal laws, and the employer takes negative action, that individual may file with us under the provisions of Section 48-1114(3).  

There is a filing deadline.  From the date of any alleged harm, the time limit for a FEPA charge is 300 days.  Federal filing deadlines may be different.  However, if you believe you have been discriminated against, do not wait too long.  

Click here for the text of the Fair Employment Practice Act.

Click here to download a Word document of the Rules and Regulations for the Fair Employment Practice Act.

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Lincoln (Main Office)
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South, 5th Floor
PO Box 94934
Lincoln, NE 68509-4934
Telephone: (402) 471-2024
Toll Free: (800) 642-6112
Fax: (402) 471-4059

State Office Building
1313 Farnam-on-the-Mall, 3rd Floor
Omaha, NE 68102-1836
Telephone: (402) 595-2028
Toll Free: (800) 382-7820
Fax: (402) 595-1205

Panhandle State Office Complex
505A Broadway, Suite 600
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-3515
Telephone: (308) 632-1340
Toll Free: (800) 830-8633
Fax: (308) 632-1341

Office hours for all offices are 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays.