If you are an employee working in the state of North Carolina, you should be aware of your rights and what your employer is and is not permitted to do. This can help you identify when your employer may have treated you unfairly or if they were simply exercising their rights. Many employees find themselves being discriminated against, sexually harassed, and even wrongfully fired but aren’t sure whether or not action can be taken. We are here to not only provide you with useful information that can help you, but also find you a local North Carolina employment law attorney who can assist with you filing a lawsuit against your employer in the event they have broken one or more of the state laws.
What laws am I protected under while working in the state of NC?
The North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act- This prohibits an employer from discriminating against you based on your age, sex, handicap, religion, color, national origin, or even a disability you might have. Unfortunately, employers aren’t always abiding by these state laws which is when we can be of some assistance to you. NC employment law attorneys understand what can be done to combat this mistreatment and how to go about filing a claim or lawsuit against your employer.
Another statute under this law prohibits an employer from discriminating against you on the basis of your AIDS or HIV condition according to workplacefairness.org. However, employers are permitted to ask to you take a pre-employment HIV test if you are applying for a job. And unfortunately, if your test results come back positive, an employer is able to deny you the position on the sole basis of these results. While employers can use HIV or AIDS as a means to not hire someone, they aren’t permitted to test or discriminate against current employees working for them.
To learn more about the discrimination laws that are currently active in the state of North Carolina, take advantage of the free consultation our featured employment and labor law lawyers are offering. They can sit down with you, listen to your concerns, answer any questions you might have, and even represent you if you wish to file a claim against your employer.
Looking to file a claim against your employer?
North Carolina differs from other states as its state administrative agency isn’t responsible for processing claims under the anti-discrimination law. Therefore, if you wish to file a claim on your own, you will need to contact an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) office that is closest to you.
These locations and their corresponding contact information is provided for you below:
EEOC — Charlotte District Office
129 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 344-6682
TTY: (704) 344-6684
EEOC — Greensboro Local Office
2303 W. Meadowview Road
Greensboro, NC 27405-7813
Phone: (336) 547-4188
TTY: (336) 333-5542
EEOC — Raleigh Area Office
1309 Annapolis Drive
Raleigh, NC 27608-2129
Phone: (919) 856-4064
No matter what issue you may be faced with, our employment and labor law attorneys in North Carolina are capable and ready to help.