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Employment Law

 

Representative Cases:

 

City of Asheville v. Aly (757 S.E.2nd 494, 2014)

Practice Area:
Employment & Labor/Litigation

Description:
Client, a career City Police Officer, was terminated due to alleged misconduct outside of work. Following a full administrative hearing and subsequent trial, Client was ordered reinstated with full back pay and benefits by the Asheville Civil Service Board and the Superior Court.

City appealed to the NC Court of Appeals, which affirmed the rulings in favor of the Client. City then appealed to the NC Supreme Court, which refused to hear the appeal, thereby affirming the Court of Appeals ruling in Client’s favor.

Outcome:
City reached a $250,000 monetary settlement with Client following exhaustion of Appeals.

 

Brookshire v. N.C. DOT, DMV (637 SE 2nd 902, 2006)

Practice Area:
Employmen
t & Labor/Litigation

Description:
Whistleblower action against State Agency brought by employee who was terminated following his cooperation with an investigation into official corruption.

Outcome:
Following a full trial, jury returned a verdict in Client’s favor and the Court ordered full reinstatement with payment of all back pay, benefits and attorney fees. State appealed. Verdict and award upheld by N.C. Court of Appeals.

 

Hodge v. NC Dept. of Transportation (347 NC 602, 499 SE 2d 187, 1998)

Practice Area:
Employment & Labor/Litigation

Description:
Case of first impression decided by the North Carolina Supreme Court following full hearing in the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings. Client served as the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Chief Internal Auditor. He was terminated without cause following his purported designation by the new Governor as a policy making employee.

Outcome:
Client reinstated with payment of full back pay, benefits and attorney fees by order of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Note: No one case result or outcome is predictive of future success or result.