Article 49A.

Equal Employment Practices.

§ 143-422.1.  Short title.

This Article shall be known and may be cited as the Equal Employment Practices Act. (1977, c. 726, s. 1.)


§ 143-422.2.  Legislative declaration.

(a) It is the public policy of this State to protect and safeguard the right and opportunity of all persons to seek, obtain and hold employment without discrimination or abridgement on account of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap by employers which regularly employ 15 or more employees.

(b) It is recognized that the practice of denying employment opportunity and discriminating in the terms of employment foments domestic strife and unrest, deprives the State of the fullest utilization of its capacities for advancement and development, and substantially and adversely affects the interests of employees, employers, and the public in general.

(c) Repealed by Session Laws 2017-4, s. 1, effective March 30, 2017. (1977, c. 726, s. 1; 2016-3, 2nd Ex. Sess., s. 3.1; 2017-4, s. 1.)


§ 143-422.3.  Investigations; conciliations.

The Human Relations Commission in the Civil Rights Division of the Office of Administrative Hearings shall have the authority to receive charges of discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pursuant to an agreement under Section 709(b) of Public Law 88-352, as amended by Public Law 92-261, and investigate and conciliate charges of discrimination. Throughout this process, the agency shall use its good offices to effect an amicable resolution of the charges of discrimination. (1977, c. 726, s. 1; 1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 979, ss. 1(5), 2; 2016-3, 2nd Ex. Sess., s. 3.2; 2016-99, s. 1(a); 2017-4, s. 1; 2017-57, s. 31.1(d).)


§ 143-422.4.  Reserved for future codification purposes.


§ 143-422.5.  Reserved for future codification purposes.


§ 143-422.6.  Reserved for future codification purposes.


§ 143-422.7.  Reserved for future codification purposes.


§ 143-422.8.  Reserved for future codification purposes.


§ 143-422.9.  Reserved for future codification purposes.