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. The law applies to employers with 15 or more employees (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 143-422.2).
The North Carolina Persons with Disabilities Protection Act prohibits discrimination in employment based on disability. The law covers employers with 15 or more full-time employees (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 168A-1 et seq.).
No employer, public or private, may discriminate against their employees on the basis of sickle-cell trait or hemoglobin C trait (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 95-28.1).