North Carolina Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in North Carolina, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: North Carolina

Discrimination/Harassment – State Agency

North Carolina has no state agency that enforces antidiscrimination laws; see the local EEOC office(s) below.

Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Charlotte District Office
129 West Trade Street
Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 344-6682
TTY: (704) 344-6684

Greensboro Local Office
2303 W. Meadowview Road
Suite 201
Greensboro, NC 27405-7813
Phone: (336) 547-4188
TTY: (336) 333-5542

Raleigh Area Office
1309 Annapolis Drive
Raleigh, NC 27608-2129
Phone: (919) 856-4064
TTY: (919) 856-4296

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies.

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL)
4 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1092
Phone: (919) 807-2900
Fax: (919) 807-2855
Complaint Line (Toll-Free): (800) NC-LABOR (in-state calls only)
Complaint Line: (919) 807-2796 or (919) 662-4309

Web Address: http://www.nclabor.com/osha/osh.htm

Agency Description/Mission: The Division of Occupational Safety and Health administers and enforces the 1973 Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina, a broadly inclusive law which applies to most private sector employment in the State and to all agencies of state and local government. The division conducts investigations of complaints made by workers, investigations of work-related accidents and deaths, general schedule inspections of randomly picked firms, and follow-up inspections of firms previously cited for OSHA violations.

How to File a Complaint with OSH

A Guide to OSHA in North Carolina

3. Unemployment Insurance

Employment Security Commission of North Carolina
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25903
Raleigh, NC 27611-6504
Central Office Location:
700 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
E-Mail: esc.ui.customerservice@ncmail.net

Web Address: http://www.ncesc.com

Unemployment Insurance Information Index

Unemployment Insurance Benefit Application Questions

Unemployment Insurance Forms

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

North Carolina Department of Labor

Wage and Hour Bureau
4 W. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 807-2796
Toll-Free: (800) NC-LABOR
Web Address: http://www.nclabor.com/wh/wh.htm

Agency Description/Mission: The Wage and Hour Bureau is responsible for enforcement of the N.C. Wage and Hour Act, Controlled Substance Examination Regulation Act, Private Personnel Services Act and the Job Listing Services Act. The Bureau uses a combination of education and outreach efforts and regulatory investigations to assure compliance with these laws.

Wage & Hour Fact Sheets

Frequently Asked Questions

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

ESA Wage & Hour Division

Charlotte District Office
800 Briar Creek Road
Suite CC-412
Charlotte, NC 28205-6903
Phone: (704) 344-6302
Fax: (704) 344-6307

Raleigh District Office
Somerset Bank Building
4407 Bland Road, Suite 260
Raleigh, NC 27609-6296
Phone: (919) 790-2741 or (919) 790-2742
Fax: (919) 790-1656

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies.

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

North Carolina Industrial Commission
4319 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4319
Phone: (919) 807-2500
Fax: (919) 715-0282
Ombudsperson Phone: (800) 688-8349, (919) 807-2501

Web Address: http://www.comp.state.nc.us

Frequently Asked Questions

N.C. Industrial Commission Forms

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