Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: North Carolina
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jessica Sussman
- North Carolina antidiscrimination law prohibits discrimination on the basis of several protected characteristics, and applies to employers with 15 or more employees. See North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act.
- Employers must be aware of North Carolina laws that provide broader protections for individuals with physical or mental disabilities during the interview and application process. See Disability Inquiries.
- Employers are not prohibited from requesting the arrest and conviction records of an applicant. See Arrest and Conviction Inquiries.
- Employers should carefully review a candidate's employment history, criminal history and references to avoid potential negligent hiring claims. See Negligent Hiring.
- North Carolina is among the states to make use of the federal E-Verify system mandatory for many employers. See E-Verify.