New NC Legislation Allows Sueing for Discrimination in State Courts


Raleigh N.C. – Today, June 18th, Governor Pat McCrory issued a statement regarding legislation that would restore the right to sue for discrimination in state courts. McCrory stated “Today, we have restored the right to sue for discrimination in state courts, which I requested before this year’s legislative session began.  With this action we have now reinstated all statewide non-discrimination policies that were previously in place, meaning North Carolina is now one of 49 states that allows citizens to sue in state court for employment discrimination.”

McCrory also touched on the legislation’s relation to the controversial hb2 law by stating, “The issue of gender identity and expression in regards to access to bathrooms, locker rooms and changing facilities is a national issue that will be settled in the courts”.