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Woman says Miracle on Hudson crash caused PTSD, then gets fired

CHARLOTTE, NC — Denise Lockie a survivor from the Miracle on the Hudson said she was wrongfully terminated after she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after the plane crash. She was returning home to Charlotte from a business trip when her plane went down in the Hudson River.

The Broader Impact of The “Hobby Lobby” Ruling

CHARLOTTE, NC – The big story on the national stage this week, continues to be the Supreme Court’s ruling that some businesses do not have to cover certain kinds of contraception. Justice Ginsburg stated in her dissent that the recent exemption creates a slippery slope concerning religious beliefs and the health of employees.

Charges dropped against teacher accused of slapping student

ANSON COUNTY – Alleged charges against an Anson County teacher, Patricia Frost, accused of slapping a student have been dismissed, but she is still suspended from her job. “I have always expected to get my job back. This is just another step towards that,” said teacher Patricia Frost.

Anson County teacher files appeal to get job back

ANSON COUNTY, NC – An Anson County teacher still fights to get her job back after she was suspended without pay for allegedly slapping a student. Patricia Frost admits to slapping Johnathan Smith, 18, but only as a defense for herself after she says he refused to pull up his pants and cursed her out.

Woman suing sheriff deputy for sexual harassment

IREDELL COUNTY, NC — A Kannapolis woman is suing the Iredell County sheriff and a deputy after she said the deputy threatened and sexually harassed her and still kept his job. She filed the civil complaint against the two men on Wednesday. “Just because you are an abused woman doesn’t mean you lose your right to speak,” said Suzanne Wick.

NC Employment Lawyer, Josh Van Kampen, Mentioned by Bleacher Report

Jason Myers says the three-day hospitalization that followed his suicide attempt was the wake-up call he needed to treat what he characterizes as “a major depressive disorder.” He’s now suing Roush Fenway for wrongful termination, claiming in a June 2 filing in Cabarrus County Superior Court that the organization violated the Family Medical Leave Act by firing him.

Fired crew member sues Roush Fenway Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carl Edwards’ former car chief sued Roush Fenway Racing, accusing the organization of firing him shortly after his suicide attempt. Jason Myers said his dismissal in February violated the Family Medical Leave Act. He filed a civil complaint in Cabarrus County Superior Court seeking more than $10,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.

Judge clears way for a trial in BofA discrimination suit

A federal judge in Charlotte has ruled that a lawsuit alleging Bank of America Corp. fired an employee because he is disabled can go to trial. In his ruling, Judge Dennis Howell said Gerard Eckhardt, a quadriplegic who was terminated by the bank in 2005, has provided “direct evidence of discrimination” and denied the bank’s motion for summary judgment late last month.