Employment Cases in the News

Over the past several years, the North Carolina media has taken an interest in our efforts to ensure fair treatment for state employees, particularly whistleblower cases. (Each story will open in a new window. Please note that some of the older stories may no longer be available on the N&O website or may have moved.)

State employee lawsuit alleges a 'sham' to cheat workers out of raises (June 2018)

McCrory agency spokesman resists patronage firing (January 2017)

Lawsuit raises questions about protections for political appointees (December 2016

Fired NC whistleblower can challenge change in job status, court says/a> (November 2016)

Whistleblower sues medical examiner's office over retaliation/a> (August 2014)

Fired NC Public Safety official sues under Whistleblower Act (May 2014)

Judge says State Capitol Police chief should be rehired (May 2014)

Whistleblower loses contested firing case (April 2014)

Whistle-blower at state agency finds himself fired (February 2014)

State's case against Butner law officers falls apart (October 2013)

State pays former Commerce lawyer $80,000 after firing her (September 2013)

DMW Must Rehire Whistleblower (July 22, 2009)

At DMV, A Finger-pointing Battle (November 4, 2008)

DMV Boss Defends Firing (September 18, 2008)

Fired State Worker Files Whistleblower Suit (September 2, 2008)

News and Observer Editorial: Bring Him Back (April 14, 2008)

DMV Worker Canned After Tip (April 11, 2008)

DMV License Inspector Files Whistleblower Suit (September 18, 2007)

DMW Commissioner Steps Down (July 19, 2008)

DMW Official Sues Commissioner (July 17, 2007)



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