The North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, disability, ethnic origin, age, religion, sickle-cell trait or hemoglobin C trait, genetic test results, lawful use of lawful products during nonworking hours, against those who served in the national guard or military, or filing a complaint protesting any activity protected under the antidiscrimination laws (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 75B-2; Sec. 95-151;Sec. 95-28.1 et seq.; Sec. 127A-202.1; Sec. 127B-11et seq.; Sec. 143-422.2; Sec. 168A-1et seq.; Sec. 95-241et seq.).
Employer coverage. Employer coverage varies depending on the statute and the number of employees involved:
· Private employers of 15 or more employees are covered in instances of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or disability (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 143-422.2, Sec. 143-168A-1). All public employers are covered (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 168A-7).
· Employers of one or more employees and all state and political subdivisions are covered where discrimination on the basis of ...