Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Nebraska
by Christy Mallory and Brad Sears
Approximately 34,800 LGBT workers in Nebraska are not explicitly protected from discrimination under state law. Discrimination against LGBT employees in Nebraska has been documented in surveys, legislative testimony, the media, and in reports to community-based organizations. Many corporate employers and public opinion in Nebraska support protections for LGBT people in the workplace. If sexual orientation and gender identity were added to existing statewide non-discrimination laws, 16 additional complaints of discrimination would be filed with the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission each year. Adding these characteristics to existing law would not be costly or burdensome for the state to enforce.