Paramedic sues county over sexual harassment allegations


GASTON COUNTY, NC – A Gaston County paramedic and breast cancer victim is suing county officials on allegations that they failed to protect her from vicious sexual harassment.

An employment law attorney for Abigail Wilson filed the lawsuit in Gaston County Superior Court, citing negligence and battery against the co-worker who is accused of abusing Wilson.

Wilson was hired with Gaston County EMS in 2009. She said in September 2010, a doctor discovered tumors in her breast — the same cancer her own mother died from at the age of 46. According to the lawsuit, Wilson went to her superiors at Gaston County EMS and asked for intermittent medical leave while she underwent surgery to remove the tumors.

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