Here is a short summary of the North Discrimination laws:-
- North Carolina outlaws any sort of discrimination based on religion, color, age, sex, national origin, gender identity or sexual orientation in public employment.
- However, in the private employment there is not available prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of gender identity or sexual orientation.
- In accordance with the state laws, it bars the local municipalities from pursuing prohibition on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity, in regions other than the public employment.
- The University of North Carolina System inculcates North Carolina’s 16 public universities. It has established a policy of non-discrimination in employment and for the students with regards to sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Similarly The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency has a policy which portrays that all the employees and applicants, will be able to enjoy equal employment opportunities without being biased with regards to color, religion, race, gender, creed, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or the like.
- The counties of Buncombe, Mecklenburg, Orange, the cities of Asheville, Charlotte, towns of Boone, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Raleigh- these prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in local public employment.
- However, the counties of Durham, Guilford, the cities of Bessemer City, Durham, High Point and Winston Salem poses prohibition on the basis of sexual orientation in local public employment only.
- There is also a law in accordance with which it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of HIV or AIDS. However, the employer can definitely take a pre- employment HIV test.
Hence, if you experience any sort of discrimination on the grounds of nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, or the like it is illegal. In such condition you are liable to report and file a claim.