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Trial Begins in Calvary Church Discrimination Case

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The fate of a discrimination case against a Charlotte mega church now rests in the hands of a judge. Calvary Church is accused of discriminating against disabled students at its child development center. The plaintiffs say their children were kicked out of school or were denied medical attention while in the care of the staff at the daycare.

Calvary Church Battles Claims of Discrimination

CHARLOTTE, NC — It could be months before a judge decides whether to dismiss a lawsuit against Calvary Church. More than a dozen families say the Child Development Center Director Pat Collins kicked out kids with disabilities. Monday, families faced Collins for the first time since they say she kicked their kids out of school for disabilities.

Judge Hears Both Sides in Calvary Church Lawsuit

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Channel 9 learned new details Monday about the lawsuit against a south Charlotte church. Eyewitness News has reported since January that more than a dozen families claim Calvary Church’s day care discriminated against their children and kicked them out because they have disabilities.

Motions to be Heard in Calvary Church Lawsuit

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A Mecklenburg county judge is expected to rule on motions made in court Monday afternoon in the growing discrimination lawsuit against Calvary Church and its child development center director. Several families allege their children were wrongly expelled or asked to leave the school because of perceived or real disabilities.

Lawsuit Grows Against Calvary Church Involving Preschool

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Preschool pictures from the Child Development Center at Calvary Church on Pineville-Matthews Road show Sophia Kelleher is cute as a button. Her mom, Serena, says Sophia has done well in school and camps, but Kelleher says Sophia’s experience at Calvary’s preschool left a negative long-term effect.

Man Fired by Bank Says HB2 Limits Legal Options

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One of the least discussed aspects of the state’s new discrimination law is the fact that is strikes down an employee’s right to sue a company for wrongful termination. Rick Copeland is in his 60s and was fired last March from his job as a vice president at BB&T’s office in Gastonia.

Man Files Federal Lawsuit Over Age Discrimination

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte man said North Carolina’s controversial nondiscrimination law is keeping him from getting justice after he said he was fired because of his age. “It was purely age discrimination,” Rick Compton, 60, said. “They were just getting rid of the old guy.”

Lawsuit: Chiropractor Asked Woman to Undress for Job Interview

MINT HILL, N.C. – A woman is suing a Mint Hill chiropractor who she claims had her undress and undergo a chiropractic exam when she applied for a job. Carrie Jenkins, 27, from Monroe, says in her complaint that she had applied for a job with Dr. Keith Helmendach at the Charlotte Spine and Pain Relief Center in Mint Hill in September of 2014. She says after completing one interview, Helmendach called her back for a second interview.