Nevada--Laws Relating to Pregnancy


 [Return to Interactive Map]

Prohibitions against Pregnancy Discrimination

It is an unlawful employment practice to discriminate based on sex. Sex discrimination includes discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions.

*Applies to employers with fifteen or more employees.

For the text of the statute, click here.[1] For more information, click here.[2]

Pregnancy Accommodation

Nevada does not provide additional protections to the federal law.

Pregnancy-related Disability Accommodation

Nevada does not specifically accommodate pregnancy or its attendant medical conditions as a disability.

Breastfeeding Rights

A mother may breast feed her child in any public or private location where the mother is otherwise authorized to be. It is unclear whether this authorization extends to a woman’s place of employment.

For the text of the statute, click here.[3]

Family and Childcare Leave Laws

Private Sector

If an employer grants leave with pay, leave without pay, or leave without loss of seniority to his or her employees for sickness or disability because of a medical condition, it is an unlawful employment practice to fail or refuse to extend the same benefits to any female employee who is pregnant. The female employee who is pregnant must be allowed to use the leave before and after childbirth, miscarriage or other natural resolution of her pregnancy, if the leave is granted, accrued or allowed to accumulate as a part of her employment benefits.

*Applies to employers with fifteen or more employees

For the text of the statute, click here.[4]

Employers must grant employees up to four hours of unpaid leave per school year for each child enrolled in school, to attend school-related activities.

*Applies to employers with fifty or more employees.

For the text of the statute, click here.[5]

Employers may not discriminate against parents who attend school conferences at the request of a school administrator or for leaving work because of a child’s emergency. For the text of the statute, click here.[6]

Employees who lose their jobs due to providing care to immediate family members may be eligible for unemployment benefits. For information, click here.[7]

For the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, click here.

For the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, click here.

For further information on your pregnancy rights, contact Legal Momentum.

Copyright 2013 Legal Momentum

[1] Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 613.330

[2] Nev. Rev. Stat. § 613.330; Facts about Pregnancy Discrimination (Nevada Equal Rights Commission),

[4] Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 613.335

[5] Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.4577

[6] Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.920

[7] Letter from Cynthia Jones, Deputy Director, Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation, to Cheryl Atkinson, Administrator, US Department of Labor (May 2009), Retrieved 6 June, 2013, from