Being a victim of domestic violence can affect many parts of your life, including your job. Under North Carolina employment discrimination law, your employer may not fire you, demote you, deny you a promotion or discipline you because you took reasonable time off from work to get a domestic violence protective order. You may file a complaint against an employer if you feel that s/he has fired you or because you are victim of domestic violence who took time off work to obtain a protective order. Also, if you have to quit your job because of domestic violence, you may still be entitled to unemployment benefits. The laws that protect you are explained below.