CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Native American beauty queen is suing her former employer over claims they tried to cover up alleged sexual harassment and battery. Attorney Josh Van Kampen commented that his client filed in Charlotte because she feared she could not get a fair trial in her home town of Pembroke, which is about two hours southwest of Charlotte.
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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, 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.
STATESVILLE, NC – A second woman has said she was sexually harassed by the former head of police agency’s domestic violence unit, Richard Jenkins III. Lisa Mangiardi says she sought help from the Iredell County Sheriff’s office for a domestic violence issue and that is when Richard sexually propositioned her and began stalking her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The former Charlotte branch manager for A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. has won a $1.25 million arbitration award from the company, after claiming he was demoted and forced to resign following psychiatric treatment in 2001. The award was made for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Families with Medical Leave Act.