Bill Summaries: S168 (2023-2024 Session)

  • Summary date: Feb 27 2023 - View summary

    Titles the act the “North Carolina CROWN Act.”  Enacts new GS 95-28.1B barring any person, firm, corporation, unincorporated association, State agency, unit of local government, or any public or private entity from denying or refusing employment to any person, or discharging any person from employment on account of the person's race, color, creed, religion, sex, or national origin. Defines race to include traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles. Defines protective hairstyles as including, but not limited to, hair styles such as bantu knots, braids, locks, and twists.

    Amends GS 95-241 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. 

    Applies to employers, employees, and prospective employers on and after the date the act becomes law.