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Van Kampen Law Hired to Represent Defense Firm Robinson Bradshaw

Sharika M. Robinson, who joined the Carolinas-based Robinson Bradshaw as an associate in 2015, accused the firm in her suit last month of engaging in a pattern of gender and racial discrimination that belies its public marketing to prospective clients and employees as being committed to diversity and inclusion.

White Employee Tossed Hot Sauce on Co-worker and Called Her Racial Slurs

A white worker at a North Carolina barbecue joint threw hot sauce on an African-American co-worker and repeatedly called her the “N-word,” the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a news release and lawsuit. The EEOC filed the lawsuit in federal court in Statesville this week against Joe’s Old Fashioned Bar-B-Que Inc., the corporate entity for Lancaster’s BBQ & Wings, according to the EEOC’s news release.

Settlement Opens Church Preschool to Special Needs Kids

A group of parents has reached a settlement with a preschool in Charlotte that they said discriminated against their children because of disabilities. Calvary Child Development Center and a group of five families came to an agreement Oct. 3 to dismiss the families’ lawsuit in exchange for the school adopting policy changes to better accommodate children of all ability levels.