Bill Summaries: H143 (2023-2024 Session)

  • Summary date: Feb 16 2023 - View summary

    Enacts new GS 95-28.1B prohibiting any person, firm, corporation, unincorporated association, State agency, local government, or any other public or private entity from denying or refusing employment to any person, or discharging any person from employment, because of traits historically associated with race or on account of the person's hair texture or protective hairstyles (including, but not limited to, bantu knots, braids, locks, and twists). Defines race as including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles. Specifies that this statute does not prevent a person from being discharged for cause.

    Amends GS 95-241 by making conforming changes to prohibit discriminating or taking any retaliatory action against an employee who in good faith files a claim or other action related to new GS 95-28.1B.