City Of Charlotte And Former Fire Investigator Settle Retaliation Lawsuit

Oct 25, 2017

A former fire investigator who brought a retaliation lawsuit against the City of Charlotte will receive $1.1 million as part of a settlement. In May, a jury found the city retaliated against Crystal Eschert for raising safety concerns. City officials said Eschert was fired over a Facebook post they found offensive and inflammatory. She was awarded $1.5 million. The city appealed and Eschert pushed to triple the damages. City Attorney Bob Hagemann says the city council decided it was, "best to end the dispute and move on."