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Employment Law

Our litigations have redefined employee rights under Washington state law. Our landmark victories include Frisino v. Seattle School District No. 1, which clarified the heightened duty of employers to accommodate workers with disabilities through a trial and error process. Our victories have secured millions of dollars for our clients, paid for by Washington state employers who violated our clients’ state and federal employment law rights. We litigate daily in all state and federal courts against even the largest employers in Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Bellevue, and throughout Washington state.

Our firm represents clients in wage disputes, wrongful terminations, discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour claims, pregnancy discrimination, meals and breaks claims, and matters connected to the Washington State Family Leave Act (Family Leave Act “FLA”), the Washington Law Against Discrimination (“WLAD”), the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). We litigate cases as legally technical as reasonable accommodation cases under WLAD, and as fact-intensive as complex whistle blower claims under federal law. The interplay between federal and state law is complex and requires both a depth and breadth of knowledge in the myriad technicalities of employment law as well as years of experience litigating these types of claims.

We help Washington employees determine whether they have a claim against their employers. Call us. Don’t wait until the termination letter.

Finding the right employment attorney is critical to successfully navigate the complex legal landscape of dealing with direct managers and Human Resources departments. We provide sound advice before and after a termination to help our clients avoid being fired, or to preserve their claims in anticipation of an inevitable termination. And if the need to sue arises, you can take comfort in knowing that we have extremely talented litigators. The litigation team of Emery Reddy is well recognized in the community as being some of the top employment attorneys you can hire in the nation. We have a string of awards, big wins for our clients, and a track record of successes. Our highly decorated attorneys have been awarded top honors from: America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Martindale-Hubbell, American Registry’s Top 1%, Superlawyers, Avvo and many more trusted resources and publications. We’ve been mentioned in Buzzfeed and the Seattle Times. This is a team you can trust to deliver the results you deserve.

If you believe your employment rights have been violated, give us a call today. You have nothing to lose – we’ll assess whether we can help you and there are no obligations to use our services.

Employment Law + Workers’ Compensation

Finding a law firm that takes both Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law cases is nearly impossible – until now. We are one of the only firms nationwide that litigates both Workers’ Comp and Employment Law cases.

Why does this matter? If a law firm cannot do both, there’s a good chance you’re not going to get the total award you deserve for your workplace claim. Other firms pursue only half of your case – they take your Workers’ Compensation claim, but ignore the option to pursue your federal employment claims. Sign up with that firm and you’re missing out on opportunities to bring Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims for missing work or Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims when your employer takes adverse action against you for getting injured. Emery Reddy has litigated cases all the way to the Supreme Court of Washington to win for our clients and change the way the courts interpret Washington employment law. This is the firm you want and need to handle your Workers Compensation / Labor and Industries (L&I) claim.

From the moment we accept a Workers’ Compensation / L&I case, we analyze it to add employment and injury claims. We find that employers often take adverse action against employees who’ve been injured at work. Employees injured at work often require a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or other assistance to getting through the injury or to continue working whiling injured. Unfortunately, employers often deny even reasonable accommodation and medical leave requests, and they sometimes fire or suspend injured workers after their injuries prevent them from working. Our experienced litigation team is adept at leveraging both a client’s Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law claims to maximize the total award. Give us a call and we’ll tell you how we can help.