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Sisk v. Tar Heel Capital Corp.
Citation:166 N.C.App. 631, 603 S.E.2d 564 (2004)
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Christina Sisk (plaintiff) worked at a Wendy’s restaurant, owned and operated by Tar Heel Capital Corp. (defendant). Beginning in March 2001, she began to be sexually harassed both verbally and physically by the general manager of the restaurant. The plaintiff gave her notice of resignation in July 2001, stating that she could no longer endure the harassment. She visited a doctor and was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and depression. The plaintiff filed a workers compensation claim, seeking compensation starting in July 2001 on the basis that the harassment had caused her panic attacks and she was unable to work.
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