People in a variety of work environments could face subtle or overt discrimination at work. Sometimes, discrimination looks like your employer refusing to take action when you face harassment from co-workers. Other times, discrimination could look like receiving less money for the same work than other coworkers or not receiving raises or promotions based on your gender, religion or age, among other factors.
Thankfully, there are both federal and state laws in place that prevent discrimination against workers. North Carolina generally does not approve of employers who fire, demote or refuse to hire people based on factors like race, age, disability or gender. However, corporate employers have become more intelligent about how to approach these sorts of situations. Companies may attempt to hide discrimination as part of a restructuring effort.