Washington Employment Law
There are a variety of federal, state, city, and even county laws that regulate employer conduct with employees. The purpose of some of these laws is to balance the bargaining power between the employer and the employee, but most are to protect workers from harassment, discrimination, and other wrongful work practices.
When harassment, discrimination, or other wrongful work practices occur, the first step is to identify the potential laws that may have been violated. The second step is to determine what legal avenues are available for compensation or otherwise addressing the wrongful act(s).
Once we learn about your case, we can explain what laws may be been broken by the conduct that occurred to you, and what your options are for seeking compensation or other corrective action.
Overview of Key Areas of Employment Law in Washington
We believe that all employees should understand the laws governing what employers can and can’t do. This material provides an overview of state employment law.
To learn more about employment law in Washington and prohibited wrongful workplace practices, please see these pages:
- Federal and Washington State Hiring Laws
- Washington State Wage and Hour Laws
- Washington Laws Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation
- Washington Unemployment Benefit Laws
- Types of Compensation Available for Employment Rights Violations
Employment law is complex, and how the law applies to a case is highly fact-specific. This overview is not a substitute for, nor does it constitute, legal advice, and, like the other discussions of legal matters in this website, should not be relied upon as legal advice.
Although employment law provides substantial protection for workers, in actuality it is rife with potential oversights and pitfalls. While employment law does not require any specialized license to practice, it is not an area that a legal generalist should attempt without consultation with an experience employment law practitioner or significant specialized research.
At our firm, we help clients who have been subject to wrongful or illegal workplace practices seek a fair outcome. We look at the specific circumstances surrounding our clients’ cases and apply customized legal strategies toward their objectives.
If you feel that you may have been the subject of illegal discrimination, racial or religious harassment, or other wrongful work practice, please call our firm. We can give you our opinion concerning the merits of your case once we learn about the facts and circumstances. There is no fee for calling our firm. You can learn more about our fees here.
We accept many employment cases on a contingency fee basis. If this is the basis for our representation, you will not owe us any fees during your cases, and we will only be entitled to a fee if we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.
Don’t Go it Alone
Employment law matters are complicated. In almost all cases, employers will have experienced attorneys working hard to deny your claims and defeat any action that you might bring. Cases can be easily lost on technicalities, such as missed filing deadlines, which cannot be undone.
Call us today to learn more about your rights and options for seeking redress. There is no fee for this call.