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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.

Calvary Church Settles Child Discrimination Lawsuit

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A settlement was reached Wednesday in a lawsuit filed in 2016 against a megachurch in south Charlotte that claimed discrimination against children with special needs. The lawsuit was filed in January 2016 against Calvary Church’s Child Development Center. Five families claimed their children were wrongly expelled or asked to leave the school because of perceived or real disabilities.

Calvary Church Settles Lawsuit with Families Involving Children with Special Needs

The megachurch Calvary Church in south Charlotte is promising changes after settling a lawsuit involving children who have special needs. The children’s families dismissed the lawsuit against Calvary Wednesday. Five families claim Calvary Church denied their children care, kicking them out of the school because of their disabilities, including diabetes and ADHD.