The Employment and Labor Law Practice Group provides assistance to its clients in handling employee complaints in Washington State. Unlike some other states, Washington State is at-will, meaning that employees can be terminated at any time, with or without notice, and with or without cause. There are some exceptions, however, such as if the decision to terminate the employee is motivated by illegal discrimination or harassment based on age, race, sex, creed, religion, disability, marital status, veteran’s status, or other protected class. Also, employees in Washington State are protected from being treated differently because of their age, race, sex, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran’s status or other protected class. Employees are also protected from retaliation for exercising certain legal rights, such as bringing a harassment or discrimination claim, or voting or participating in jury duty or union activities.

Ogden Murphy Wallace’s Employment and Labor Law Practice Group’s services regarding employee complaints range from assessing the validity of the claim under applicable local, state and federal laws to seeking a resolution of the claim through negotiation or legal process.

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Please note: communicating with us by phone, fax or email does not create an attorney-client relationship.  We may decide not to represent you or you may decide to seek assistance elsewhere.  Any information you send to us is not confidential unless one of our attorneys agrees to represent you.  We are not responsible if the statute of limitations or other deadlines relating to your claims expires while we are deciding whether or not to represent you and you are encouraged to contact other lawyers for assistance if you need legal help quickly.