November 20, 2018

A lawsuit against Charlotte's largest employer could involve thousands of local workers

The suit claims Atrium Health incorrectly acted as a government agency and underfunded pensions by $379 million.

“If you're basing your retirement, your life, based upon what you think you're going to get for a retirement check and then you retire and all of a sudden you're getting half of it, it can be pretty devastating,” said Karen L. Handorf, an attorney for the plaintiffs.

The suit also claims atrium failed to operate the 401(k) plan in accordance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and that Atrium employees paid more for health care plan co-pays and deductibles than they could have.

Atrium has 65,000 employees.

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