In a significant arbitration employment law award in North Carolina, global financial services provider Morgan Stanley was ordered to pay over $1.6 million for sex and age discrimination against a 51-year-old white male plaintiff. The ruling came after several years of arbitration and a nine-day trial.
Van Kampen Law was recently featured on WSOC-TV Channel 9 Eyewitness News. In the report, North Carolina Employment Attorney, Josh Van Kampen urges workers to not expect unemployment benefits if they refuse the COVID-19 vaccine.
Josh Van Kampen was recently quoted in The Charlotte Ledger Business Newsletter on the possible passing of Charlotte, North Carolina’s nondiscrimination ordinance. A updated draft of the ordinance added an additional measure — providing new employment discrimination protections for employees, too.
Van Kampen Law was recently featured on WSOC-TV Channel 9 Eyewitness News. Anchor Brittney Johnson interviewed Josh Van Kampen about the biggest COVID-19 safety concerns people are facing on the job and what to do if your job puts you at risk. Learn what you can do if your job puts you at risk of COVID-19 and see the laws that protect public health whistleblowers against retaliation.
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., upheld a local jury verdict that ordered Florida-based Summit Contracting Group to pay $750,000 to the fired worker, Justin Driskell of Georgia. The ruling closed legal gaps that let companies fire workers who raise health and safety complaints at an important time as workers raise COVID-19 related health and safety concerns in the workplace.
School starts in a few weeks, and many students will be learning remotely from home. Lots of working parents are wondering what to do, especially if their child isn’t old enough to stay at home alone or needs help keeping up with the schoolwork. Learn more about the laws and regulations to protect your employment rights during this transitional period.
After an attack on the job, Justin Driskell takes his case against Summit Contracting, Inc. to the Fourth Circuit Appeals Court in the District Court of Western North Carolina. Listen to court proceedings represented by Josh Van Kampen.
As businesses start opening up and employees are going back to work, some are being asked to take a significant pay cut in order to keep their job. If you’re asked to take a substantial wage cut, what protections are in place in North Carolina to protect your pay?
During North Carolina’s Phase 1 Economy reopening, employees are questioning if they are ready to return to work. It’s every employer’s right to provide a safe and hazard free workplace for their employees, but how can this be accomplished during COVID-19?
A former administrator at Central Piedmont Community College sued the Charlotte-based school this week, claiming she and 28 other employees were fired or forced out because they’re older than 40. Read more updates from the lawsuit.
Carolyn White, former Central Piedmont Community College associate vice president, is suing the college for gender and age discrimination after she and a dozen other female staff members over the age of 40 were laid off in 2017.
As North Carolina businesses prepare to reopen during the Phase 1 Economic Reopening Stage, many employees are not eager to return to their old jobs. Do government benefits have to do with more workers staying at home?