North Carolina Airline Hit with Bias Suit After CEOs’ Arrest

September 25, 2009

A struggling North Carolina charter airline company faces a federal discrimination lawsuit a day after its CEO was arrested and charged with failing to make payments on his employees’ group health insurance.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said it sued Pace Airlines Inc. on behalf of a fired Asian flight attendant who complained only white workers were being promoted.

The federal agency says Winston-Salem-based Pace provides deluxe aircraft charters to corporations and professional and collegiate sports teams.

The company was sold earlier this year and is headed by William Charles Rodgers, who was arrested this week suddenly terminating group health insurance coverage.

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