Employment Discrimination in North Carolina

If you have been a victim of employment discrimination in North Carolina, you have rights and protections. You may be able to pursue an employment law claim against your employer so you can recoup compensation for your damages.

There is state as well as federal laws in place to protect workers in such situations. This is a closer look at employment discrimination laws in North Carolina.

What Kind of Discrimination Laws are in Place in North Carolina?

The North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act makes it illegal for a state or cunty government agency to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, HIV/AIDS results, or handicap.

The NC Equal Employment Practices Act is enforced through the Civil Rights Division of the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings.

The North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act, enforced by the North Carolina Department of Labor, makes it illegal for employers to take specific retaliatory action against an employee on the basis of traits for sickle cell or hemoglobin or other genetic laws.

Who is Protected By Federal and State Laws in North Carolina?

The federal laws are overseen by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and apply to employers who have 15 or more employees unless it is an age-related complaint and those apply to employers with 20 or more workers.

North Carolina state laws also cover employers who have a minimum of 15 employees. Make sure you get your claim underway with the right office, so you can meet all the deadlines and make sure you can recoup your losses.

What Employers are Covered by Discrimination Laws in North Carolina?

Complaints made to the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Bureau of the N C Department of Labor are fully investigated. There are also three EEOC offices serving the state:

EEOC — Charlotte District Office
129 West Trade Street
Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 1-800-669-4000
TTY: 1-800-669-6820

EEOC — Raleigh Area Office
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 700
Raleigh, NC 27601-1701
Phone: 1800-669-4000
TTY: 1-800-669-6820

EEOC — Greensboro Local Office
1500 Pinecroft Rd.
Suite 212
Greensboro, NC 27407
Phone: 1-800-669-4000
TTY: 1-800-669-6820


Which State Agencies Regulate Workplace Harassment Laws in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, the Civil Rights Division of the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings oversees many state discrimination laws. The North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act is enforced by the North Carolina Department of Labor.

To file a claim with the EEOC, you can find the nearest field office or to start an online claim. Be sure to have supporting documentation and evidence to get a claim underway for workplace discrimination in New York.

How Do I File A Discrimination Claim in North Carolina?

When you file a workplace discrimination claim in North Carolina, you can get it started with the KHRC or the EEOC. Be sure to provide evidence and supporting documentation.

Without the evidence to back up your claim, your claim will not be proven and will not be successful. Just like with any matter, there must be proof to back up the allegations. You should show a pattern of discrimination and mistreatment.

There is a statute of limitations for pursuing a claim. The federal laws allow 180 days from the date of the incident for a claim to be filed.  If you wait too long and miss the deadline, your claim will be dismissed and you cannot recoup your losses, so be sure to act in a timely manner

How Do I Get Help Filing A Discrimination Claim in North Carolina?

If you suffered workplace discrimination in North Carolina, you should speak with an employment law attorney who is familiar with the applicable New York state and federal employment laws as they pertain to workplace discrimination.

Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to share the details with an employment discrimination attorney who helps workers in North Carolina who have fallen victim to these illegal behaviors.

You should get your claim underway as quickly as possible, to ensure that you have your rights protected and that you are on track to recouping compensation for your damages. Leave your contact information, so you can get a prompt response from an experienced employment law attorney’s office.