AN ACT TO RESTORE THE STATE TORT CLAIM FOR WRONGFUL DISCHARGE.
Conference report makes the following changes to the 6th edition.
Amends the act's short and long titles.
Deletes all of the provisions from the previous edition and replaces it with the following.
Amends GS 143-422.3, deleting language that provided that the Equal Employment Practices Act (Article 49A of GS Chapter 143) does not create a statutory or common law private right of action. Effective March 23, 2016.
Amends GS 1-54 concerning civil actions that must be commenced within one year, adding new subdivision (12), providing that an action or proceeding for wrongful discharge in violation of the public policy set out in GS 143-422.2, concerning employment opportunity and discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap, must be commenced within one year.
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