Last week, Patterson Harkavy filed suit against McDonald’s on behalf of former employees who were fired after being told “there are too many black people in the store.” The workers allege a widespread pattern of racial and sexual discrimination and harassment at three McDonald’s restaurants in Virginia. Patterson Harkavy attorneys Narendra Ghosh and Paul Smith represent
Yesterday, Patterson Harkavy attorney Narendra Ghosh appeared before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, arguing that the General Assembly’s 2013 repeal of teacher tenure violated teachers’ rights under the North Carolina Constitution and the United States Constitution. For over forty years, North Carolina public school teachers have been able to earn “career status” after successful completion
Patterson Harkavy filed suit today on behalf of a group of former McDonald’s employees who were fired after being told “there are too many black people in the store.” The workers allege a widespread pattern of racial and sexual discrimination and harassment at three McDonald’s restaurants in Virginia. The suit, filed by 10 former workers,
In Hammond v. Saini, __ N.C. ___, 766 S.E.2d 590 (2014), the North Carolina Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s client, Plaintiff Judy Hammond. Ms. Hammond suffered severe injuries from an operating room fire while undergoing surgery to remove a possible basal cell carcinoma from her face. In her subsequent medical malpractice suit, the
At a recent CLE addressing North Carolina Workers’ Compensation law put on by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Narendra Ghosh gave a presentation based on his paper “Proving Disability in Workers’ Compensation Cases.” Narendra’s presentation focused on how to establish causation in disability cases in light of the North Carolina Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Medlin v.
In July 1988, Willie Grimes was wrongfully convicted of the rape and kidnapping of an elderly woman in Catawba County. On October 4, 2012, thanks to the work of the North Carolina Center for Actual Innocence, a three-judge panel unanimously found that Grimes was innocent. Grimes served 24 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. Yesterday, Patterson
On September 4, thousands fast food workers went on strike and engaged in civil disobedience for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union without fear of retaliation. Workers across North Carolina joined in the fight, going on strike in cities including Charlotte, Greensboro, Durham, Raleigh, and Goldsboro. Many of North Carolina’s
In Cole v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s client, Plaintiff Joel Cole. Mr. Cole suffered severe injuries to his back in the course of his employment with the Defendant, and filed a Workers’ Compensation claim over that injury. Medical experts disagreed as to whether Mr. Cole’s