Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings

Sec. § 41.138
Action for unwelcome or nonconsensual sexual conduct; rebuttable presumption that sexual conduct was unwelcome or nonconsensual if alleged perpetrator was person in position of authority over alleged victim.


In any civil action concerning any unwelcome or nonconsensual sexual conduct, including, without limitation, sexual harassment, there is a rebuttable presumption that the sexual conduct was unwelcome or nonconsensual if the alleged perpetrator was a person in a position of authority over the alleged victim.


As used in this section:


“Person in a position of authority” means a parent, relative, household member, employer, supervisor, youth leader, scout leader, coach, mentor in a mentoring program, teacher, professor, counselor, school administrator, religious leader, doctor, nurse, psychologist, other health care provider, guardian ad litem, guardian, babysitter, police officer or other law enforcement officer or any other person who, by reason of his or her position, is able to exercise significant or undue influence over the victim.


“Sexual harassment” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 176A.280.

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Feb. 5, 2021