Employment Law

We’ve successfully defended employment liability claims in both state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies.

We have successfully defended employment-liability claims in both state and federal court and before the EEOC, Human Rights Commission, and other administrative agencies. Our attorneys assist and counsel employers in employment-related problems and concerns arising in the workplace and draft employment-related office policies and handbooks. We also conduct in-house training for employers designed toward both management and employee audiences. Our clients include municipalities, school districts, small and large companies, and corporate officers, directors and employees. We have defended claims involving sexual harassment, sex, racial, age and handicap discrimination, wrongful discharge, whistleblower retaliation, negligent supervision, defamation, FMLA violations and breaches of employment contracts.

Adler v. Fred Lind Manor 153 Wn.2d 331, 103 P.3d 773 (2004) (employment contract).

Melland v. Clinic – Defense verdict in Federal Court where the plaintiff claimed wrongful withholding of wages and wrongful/retaliatory termination. At mediation, plaintiff demanded $1,000,000.

Johnson v. Employer– Defense verdict after a five-day jury trial in which plaintiff claimed she was terminated for discriminatory reasons.

Gambini v. DaVita, Inc. – Employment discrimination trial before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. After four of plaintiff’s claims were dismissed on summary judgment, the remaining three were tried to a jury. The jury returned a defense verdict for our client, DaVita, Inc.

Douglass v. Tacoma School District – In this employment discrimination case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, all of plaintiff’s claims were dismissed on summary judgment. In addition, the court granted the motion for costs and attorney’s fees we filed on behalf of our client, Tacoma School District.

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