A pending lawsuit against the town of Holden Beach has been moved from Brunswick County Superior Court to U.S. District Court.
The now-federal lawsuit was first filed in Brunswick County Superior Court on Oct. 8, and alleges gender discrimination, wrongful termination, violations of the N.C. Wage and Hour Act and common-law violations of negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Terri Oxford, the plaintiff, worked for the Holden Beach Police Department from 1999 until 2008. She claims in the lawsuit she was denied a promotion and wages because she is female.