The Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act ( or REDA, as it is more commonly referred to) was designed to protect employees who are terminated, demoted, or have other adverse action against them, because they exercised their rights under Workers’ Compensation or other specific circumstances. Every termination claim is not a REDA claim – North Carolina is still an employment-at-will state. But if you think your employer has retaliated against you because you exercised your rights under workers’ compensation, we can discuss the situation with you and see if you have a case. Be certain to contact us as soon as you can – you have 180 days from the date of the action to file a REDA claim with the NC Department of Labor. You must call 1-800-NCLABOR to request a complaint form to get it started. Let us know if we can help you at any stage. For more information, go to the NC Department of Labor website here.