North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 168A Persons With Disabilities Protection Act

  • § 168A-1   Title
    This Chapter may be cited as the North Carolina Persons With Disabilities Protection Act. (1985, c. 571, s. 1; 1999‑160, s. 1.)
  • § 168A-2   Statement of purpose
    (a) The purpose of this Chapter is to ensure equality of opportunity, to promote independent living, self‑determination, and economic self‑sufficiency, and to encourage and enable...
  • § 168A-3   Definitions
    As used in this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: (1) "Disabling condition" means any condition or characteristic that renders a person a person with...
  • § 168A-4   Reasonable accommodation duties
    (a) A qualified person with a disability requesting a reasonable accommodation must apprise the employer, employment agency, labor organization, or place of public accommodation of...
  • § 168A-5   Discrimination in employment; exemptions
    (a) Discriminatory practices. It is a discriminatory practice for: (1) An employer to fail to hire or consider for employment or promotion, to discharge, or...
  • § 168A-6   Discrimination in public accommodations
    It is a discriminatory practice for a person to deny a qualified person with a disability the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services,...
  • § 168A-7   Discrimination in public service
    (a) It is a discriminatory practice for a State department, institution, or agency, or any political subdivision of the State or any person that contracts...
  • § 168A-8   Discrimination in public transportation
    It is a discriminatory practice for any transportation system providing transportation to the general public to fail to ensure access to and the benefits of...
  • § 168A-9   Affirmative defenses
    Any employer may assert affirmative defenses in any action brought under this Chapter. This section shall not create any inference that an employment action which...
  • § 168A-10   Retaliation prohibited
    No employer shall discharge, expel, refuse to hire, or otherwise discriminate against any person or applicant for employment, nor shall any employment agency discriminate against...
  • § 168A-10.1   Dispute resolution in public services discrimination cases
    The North Carolina Office on the Americans with Disabilities Act shall adopt rules to provide a consistent and comprehensive mechanism for accommodating requests regarding accessibility...
  • § 168A-11   Civil action
    (a) A person with a disability aggrieved by a discriminatory practice prohibited by G.S. 168A‑5 through 168A‑8, or a person aggrieved by conduct prohibited by...
  • § 168A-12   Statute of limitations
    A civil action regarding employment discrimination brought pursuant to this Chapter shall be commenced within 180 days after the date on which the aggrieved person...