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EEO - Affirmative Action: North Carolina

EEO - Affirmative Action requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Michelle Rippon, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP


  • North Carolina does not require private employers to establish affirmative action programs. See Private Employers.
  • Public Employers must give preference to veterans and certain spouses and dependants who seek employment with state departments agencies or public institutions; provide equal opportunities for employment; and promote opportunities to disadvantaged minority-owned and women-owned businesses. See Public Employers.