Affirmative Action: North Carolina
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Michelle Rippon, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, 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.