Services For Individual Employees
She represents employees, including professionals, office workers, technicians, and other workers in a wide range of employment law issues and grievances including the following claims:
- Workplace discrimination: racial discrimination, gender discrimination, age discrimination, or discrimination based on religion, pregnancy, disability, sex, national origin, disability, creed or religion, or sexual orientation
- Sexual harassment: unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that affects a person’s employment, unreasonably interferes with his or her work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment
- Wage and hour disputes: violations of regulations regarding overtime, lunch breaks, payroll deductions and intentional misclassification regarding exempt versus non-exempt and employee versus independent contractor
- Wrongful discharge: As opposed to wrongful termination, wrongful discharge refers to a discharge that is in violation of a state law or policy.
- Wrongful termination: This typically refers to termination that is ultimately a violation of an employment contract.
- Whistleblower claims: qui tam and wrongful termination claims
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) violations, including failure to provide reasonable accommodations
- Administrative review board hearings: representing educators, medical professionals, and others in licensing and administrative discipline hearings
She handles matters regulated by the Washington State Human Rights Commission, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, and the United States Department of Labor.