COVID-19 has overwhelmed the federal and spotty North Carolina employment law protection scheme. The NC wrongful discharge tort is built to adapt immediately to new pronouncements of “public policy,” and an executive order should do the trick. What can Gov. Roy Cooper achieve with the stroke of a pen to bring needed relief to our suffering workforce?
Van Kampen Law in the News
Wilberg accused Google of favoring women and minorities in its internal hiring policies, in turn discriminating against white and Asian men. Not your typical employment discrimination lawsuit.
It’s hard to believe that after all the progress that we have made as a country toward improving individual rights, one could be legally fired based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Yet, this can, and has still happened.
A former medical investigator who responded to death scenes in Mecklenburg County is suing, alleging racial bias and claiming he was wrongfully fired over his posts on social media.
Eric Wheeler, medical examiner, was fired over his posts on social media, and he told Channel 9 anchor Allison Latos he wants his job back.
Josh Van Kampen in the Wall Street Journal re: Sealed Air, Under Federal Investigation, Switches Audit Firms. “Sealed Air’s acknowledgement that it has not found an independence violation is powerful evidence that it did not have ‘cause’ to fire Mr. Stiehl,” wrote the attorney, Josh Van Kampen.
CBJ Morning Buzz: The Wall Street Journal reports Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE) has dumped Ernst & Young as its independent auditor. The decision comes amid ongoing federal investigations into Sealed Air’s financial practices and the process by which it selected its auditor.
Josh Van Kampen represents CFO of Sealed Air Corp. in wrongful termination suit. Charlotte, NC attorney denies there were any grounds for abrupt termination.
IBM has been charged with another age discrimination case. Josh Van Kampen of Van Kampen Law in Charlotte, NC comments on what this means for Red Hat.
Josh Van Kampen of Van Kampen Law discusses sexual harassment in the workplace. Charlotte, NC attornies comment on frequency of sexual harassment cases.
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.
Lawyers don’t appear to be in danger of being replaced by artificial intelligence, but employers are increasingly turning to proprietary AI programs to automate the recruiting arm of their human resource departments, which could turn out to be discriminatory. Read more about the subject from Josh Van Kampen in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.