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Churchwell v. City of Concord

Recent Firm Victory: The United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina denied a motion for summary judgment in an ADA case.  Plaintiff Jana Churchwell alleged that she was terminated due to her disability and was not provided a reasonable...

Severance Agreements – What to Expect

In an average week, I often review as many as six (6) severance or similar agreements. The primary question that is posed during such consultations is: should I sign the agreement? That is not a question that I can answer because it is in not a legal question. It is a...

Unlawful employment retaliation

As I have mentioned before, most states including North Carolina and Tennessee follow the legal doctrine of employment-at-will.  That doctrine holds that an employee can be terminated (fired) at any time for any reason with no legal liability for the employer.  An...

Unlawful Employment Retaliation – FMLA

Retaliation against an employee is unlawful only if the employee has engaged in a protected activity. There is no one source for a complete list of protected activities.  However, it generally includes actions such as filing for or requesting workers’...

When do I file with the EEOC?

The answer to this question depends on a number of factors.  Initially, though, you need to find out whether the EEOC (which stands for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has jurisdiction.  The EEOC enforces workplace discrimination laws which prohibit...