Nationally, women, black people and other racial minorities disproportionately hold minimum-wage jobs...
HB2 limits the rights of North Carolinians to file workplace discrimination complaints under state law. For the past 30 years, a North Carolina law has allowed workers to sue their employers over “wrongful discharge in violation of public policy.” It appears HB2 eliminates that.
The rights of workers are still protected under federal law. But critics say the federal process takes longer and is more expensive and more restrictive on damages an employee may recover. The federal law also has a shorter filing window.
...the broader implications of the bill on women, racial minorities and people with disabilities wasn’t clear during last week’s special legislative session."