Is Sexual Orientation Protected by Federal or State Legislation?

Federal and Nebraska law do not currently protect employees against discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. However, the city of Omaha and several of Nebraska’s neighboring states including Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa have some level of protection. If you work or are applying for work in any of these locations, you may have legal protection against discrimination.

You may find UNL's LGBTQA+ Resource Center of use if you are facing discrimination based on sexual orientation. Their website is at and their LGBTQA+ Resource Guide is available here.