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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.

HB 2 Affects Everyone with a Paycheck

CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) – It’s been exactly one week since state leaders overturned Charlotte’s non-discrimination ordinance. The political fallout is only getting worse. HB2 could potentially impact everyone who has a job. Not just the LGBT community.

New NC Law Affects More Than Bathrooms and LGBT Rights

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Lawmakers in Raleigh who supported House Bill 2 are proud they were able to stop Charlotte from implementing a non-discrimination ordinance, commonly called the “bathroom bill.” NC Governor Pat McCrory signed the new bill into law Wednesday night, but that hasn’t stopped the debate. Lawmakers passed the bill in a special session and the Governor signed it all within one day.

McCrory Signs Bill Striking Down Charlotte LGBT Bathroom Ordinance

WSOCTV – The N.C. General Assembly approved a bill that invalidates Charlotte’s new legal protections for LGBT individuals, doing far more than striking down a controversial provision that allowed transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify. Gov. Pat McCrory signed it into law hours later.

Josh Van Kampen Reviews Charlotte’s Updated Non-Discrimination Ordinance

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – What some are calling a victory for Charlotte’s LGBT community, others are calling a threat to public safety. The Charlotte City Council Monday night passed a non-discrimination ordinance that would allow transgender people to choose bathrooms in private businesses that correspond to their gender identity. Now the question is how will the ordinance be enforced, and what does it mean for you?

More Families Join Discrimination Lawsuit – The Charlotte Observer

Six more families have come forward to say their children were forced out of Calvary Church’s child development center because of medical conditions or developmental disabilities. The families are listed in an amended complaint to a lawsuit filed in Mecklenburg County Superior Court in January. The original lawsuit was filed by two couples who said their preschool-aged children were expelled from the center after they developed medical conditions.

South Charlotte Church Faces Lawsuit Alleging Child Discrimination

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – One of Charlotte’s largest churches now sees itself facing legal troubles. Two more families are joining a lawsuit against Calvary Church in south Charlotte, claiming the church discriminated against their children by illegally expelling them from school over health issues. “In the beginning, he would cry every morning on his way to his new school,” said Lid Brundage. She was shocked last fall when her four-year-old son Carter was allegedly kicked out of the Calvary Church Child Development Center.

More parents file discrimination lawsuit against Calvary Church – WSOCTV

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A discrimination lawsuit against a south Charlotte mega church is growing, as six more families came forward after Channel 9’s story about the suit aired in January. They claim Calvary Church dismissed their children because of medical or developmental disorders. The amended suit was filed Wednesday morning in Mecklenburg County. The lawsuit highlights allegations that Calvary Church and child development director Pat Collins discriminated against children with disabilities.

More parents allege discrimination at Calvary Child Development Center

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A month after the first lawsuit, more parents are coming forward saying their child was kicked out or not allowed to attend Calvary Child Development Center because of disabilities. The parents of six more children say their children were either denied acceptance or kicked out of the preschool at Calvary Church because of their disabilities. Since the lawsuit was originally filed, the preschool has made a change to a form given to parents.

Families File Lawsuit Against Calvary Church

CHARLOTTE, NC – One of Charlotte’s largest churches is facing a lawsuit. Two families are suing Calvary Church because they say their children were kicked out of the pre-school program because of medical conditions. “How do you tell your 3-year-old that after you’ve been in the hospital, you’ve been to all these doctor appointments, that you can’t go to school anymore?” said Lucy Dunning. “It’s not right. It’s not the right thing to do. You are a church,” said Luis Borjas. The Borjas family and Dunning family say Calvary Church Child Development Center Director Pat Collins expelled their children because of their medical needs in the 2014-15 school year.

Josh Van Kampen mentioned by WBTV.com | Parents Sue Charlotte’s Calvary Church

By WBTV.com
The Calvary Church Child Development Center, located in Charlotte NC, expelled children because of their medical needs in the 2014-15 school year. The families hired attorney Josh Van Kampen and filed a complaint, demanding for the pre-school to provide a nurse and monetary compensation and to adopt the same legal obligations to accommodate, and not discriminate, against disabled children under the Americans with Disabilities Act.