NOTEWORTHY CASES

1998 |
Worthy v. Biggers Brothers

Jon Wallas successfully represented Brown T. Worthy at trial in federal district court and later on appeal to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s ruling that Biggers Brothers, Inc., a wholesale food distribution company in Charlotte, had discriminated against Mr. Worthy, who was African American, by failing to promote him to a sales position. The Court of Appeals also affirmed a sizeable award of back wages and attorney fees for Mr. Worthy.

 
1998 |
Brewer v. Cabarrus Plastics, Inc.

John Gresham represented an African American client in a 42 U.S.C. § 1981 action and an action for wrongful discharge based on the public policy expressed in the state Equal Employment Practices Act alleging both race discrimination and retaliation resulting from the filing of an EEOC charge. This was the first appellate decision recognizing a wrongful discharge retaliation claim base on the public policy in the Equal employment Protection Act.