The two North Carolina labor laws on giving job references and on the blacklisting of an employee are the “Immunity from civil liability for employers disclosing information (Job Reference)" law (N.C.G.S. §1-539.12) and the "Blacklisting Employees" law (N.C.G.S. §14-355). The North Carolina Department of Labor does not administer or enforce either law. Therefore, you will have to consult with a private attorney for information. If you do not have an attorney or know of one to contact, you may contact the North Carolina Lawyer Referral Service at 919-677-8574. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal advice thru a Legal Aid of North Carolina office in your area.
Job Reference Law
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