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Legal Information: North Carolina

Workplace Protections

Updated: 
October 13, 2020

Can an employer fire me based on the fact that I am a victim of domestic violence who took time off to file for a protective order?

No. In North Carolina, an employer cannot may not fire you solely because you are a victim of domestic violence who took time off work to file for a domestic violence protective order.1

Note: This law only applies to employers with fifteen or more employees.2

1 NCGS § 50B-5.5(a); NCGS § 95-241(a)(5)
2 NCGS § 143- 422.2