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  • Procedure for Age Discrimination claim only under EEPA North Carolina

    Employer does not meet the minimum 20 employee standard for an Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA) claim. Employer does meet the 15 employee standard set by North Carolina Equal Employment Protection Act (EEPA).

    To bring an age discrimination claim against this employer:

    1) Does the EEOC need to be contacted to confirm the Employer is not required to comply with the ADEA?

    2) Is there any North Carolina Agency that needs to be contacted, or

    3) Can the complaint (for actions against public policy) be filed without any other approvals?

  • #2
    If the employer isn't large enough to be subject to either federal or State discrimination law, then there is no point in contacting either agency. You need to speak with a local employment law attorney to determine if you can bring direct civil action against the employer.

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    • #3
      If the employer meets the 15 employees required for state discrimination
      laws to apply (seems it does per your post), the agcy. to file a complaint
      with would be Employment Discrimination Bureau of the NC DOL.
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      • #4
        Sorry, I misread. Your employer DOES meet your State's requirements. Then you file a discrimination complaint with NC's Department of Labor as Betty said.

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