North Carolina Protects Against Employer Retaliation Discrimination
Posted on June 1, 2020 byLaborLawCenter™
State Update Overview
|Date Updated||May 2020|
|Labor Law Update||The North Carolina Labor Law Poster is now updated with a revised Minimum Wage + OSHA Notice.|
|What Changed||The notice outlines updated employee protection from retaliation as well as more information on how to file a retaliation complaint.|
|Mandatory or Non-Mandatory||Mandatory|
|Updated Poster||North Carolina Labor Law Poster|
As of May 2020, North Carolina Department of Labor issued a revision to their Minimum Wage + OSHA Notice, focusing on protection from retaliatory employment discrimination. Under the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA), employers may not retaliate against an employee who files a claim or complaint or initiates an inquiry such as:
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Wage and Hour Complaints
- Occupational Safety and Health Complaints
- Mine Safety and Health Complaints
- Genetic Testing Discrimination
- Sickle Cells or Hemoglobin C Carriers Discrimination
- N.C. National Guard Service Discrimination
- Participation in the Juvenile Justice System
- Exercising Rights Under Domestic Violence Laws
- Pesticide Regulation Complaints
- Drug Paraphernalia Complaints
Individuals who believe they have been victim to discrimination under these circumstances can file a claim withing 180 days of the retaliation date or learn more at www.labor.nc.gov or call 1-800-NC-LABOR.
All businesses within the State of North Carolina must display the new Minimum Wage + OSHA Notice along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our North Carolina & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance and display the updated poster could result in fines.
Order the North Carolina & Federal Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.
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