North Carolina Protects Against Employer Retaliation Discrimination

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 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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