Under the North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act, it is the public policy of the state to protect and safeguard the right of all persons to seek, obtain, and hold employment without discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 143-422.2). Separate laws prohibit employment discrimination based on genetic information, physical or mental impairment, sickle-cell or hemoglobin C trait, and off-duty smoking. Detailed information is available.
Domestic violence. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against victims of domestic violence (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 95-270).