[caption id="attachment_25981" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/jarino47[/caption] In response to the growing list of front line workers fired or otherwise punished for raising concerns about workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, state senator Karen Keiser is ...
[caption id="attachment_24296" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/torwai[/caption] The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dairy workers in the state have the right to collect overtime pay. The rest of Washington’s agriculture industry will likely gain overtim...
[caption id="attachment_19449" align="aligncenter" width="525"] iStock.com/marchmeena29[/caption] Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the Trump administration for removing health protections given to the LGBTQ community, particularly transgender patients, under the Affordable ...
Zero-tolerance policies on workplace discrimination are being put to the test as #BlackLivesMatter protests demand action against systemic racism in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. On Tuesday, Boeing alerted law enforcement and launched an internal investigation at ...
A Washington law passed last year raised hopes among minority and marginalized populations whose access to public resources has withered since affirmative action was banned in the state in 1998. But before the law went into effect and reintroduced diversity goals into public education, employment...
When the COVID-19 pandemic swept over the U.S. in March, federal and state governments intervened with emergency measures to shore up company balance sheets and provide temporary benefits to employees being laid off and furloughed. Now, as businesses contemplate reopening, some of those workers ar...
It should come as no surprise that harassment and discrimination in the workplace are illegal. But reporting the unwanted treatment, let alone hiring a lawyer to fight back, can be emotionally exhausting and puts your career at risk. In the worst-case scenario, a superior who’s doing the harassing...
Disability discrimination often isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. Especially for mental disabilities that aren’t well understood. But ignorance of a disability and the laws protecting disabled employees is no defense for firing someone, as a recent federal lawsuit involving Bellingha...
American women roared into the workforce in the last month of 2019, according to data from the U.S. Labor Department, accounting for about 139,000 of the 145,000 jobs added to the economy in December. It was enough to tip the jobs scale in favor of women for only the second time, giving them 50.04 ...
Washington state is on the cusp of witnessing the largest strike by healthcare workers in recent history, as more than 13,000 employees from 13 Swedish Medical Center campuses have demanded better working conditions. Nurses and caregivers at Swedish, which is the largest healthcare provider in th...