The North Carolina Association of Educators filed a lawsuit on behalf of two Gaston County teachers, alleging that the school system failed to timely pay earned compensation.
The following legal claims were made in the lawsuit:
- Count 1: Negligence in payroll system implementation, administration, and rectification of known failures.
- Count 2: Taking of property without just compensation in violation of Article 1, Section 19 of the North Carolina Constitution.
- Count 3: Infringement of the inalienable right to earn a living and enjoy the fruits of their own labor in violation of Article 1, Sections 1 and 19 of the North Carolina Constitution.
According to the Gaston County Association of Educators, the paycheck issues have been going on for 14 months.