Employment Law Legal Resources
Handling legal issues is stressful, especially when your livelihood is at stake. The employment law attorneys at Emery | Reddy, PLLC are here for you in your time of need. Whether you have questions regarding the L&I claims process or employment law issues, we have answers to your most asked questions. Call us today to speak to our legal team to determine if you have a case.
Washington State And Federal Legal Resources
Washington State and Federal law offer several protections that you should be aware of:
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA): Our ADA lawyers regularly take cases for other violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, such as failure to hire, firing, or disparate treatment of those with disabilities. If you request a reasonable accommodation, your employer must work with you to come up with a solution that allows you to continue working. But few employers know the law in this area, and many others refuse to follow it.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): FMLA violations can include ignoring leave requests, declaring a medical certification insufficient, asking an employee to work while on FMLA, including FMLA leave in a count of absences, and failure to act in good faith. If you believe your employer may have violated your rights under the FMLA, call us today.
Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA): The Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) works to provide safe working environments and enforces health and safety regulations in workplaces across the U.S. Every American employer, worker, and manufacturer is required to observe OSHA rules. When OSHA codes are ignored, the result can be dangerous—and sometimes fatal. Affected workers deserve compensation but are often unaware that OSHA violations led to their injury. An experienced OSHA attorney will work with industry experts to determine this.
Silenced No More Act: The Silenced No More Act (HB1795) prevents Washington State businesses from imposing NDAs that prevent workers from discussing “illegal acts of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and sexual assault.” The law expands previous Washington State law that prohibited employers from making employees sign NDAs in regard to sexual harassment or assault cases.
Do I Need To Hire An Employment Law Attorney?
If you have tried to work things out with your employer and nothing has been done, then it’s time to consult with our experienced Seattle employment law attorneys. They can help you determine if you have a case, and what your options are. If needed, they can help you bring the case to court or help you negotiate a deal with your employer without ever stepping into a courtroom.
Employment law is complicated and can be overwhelming for anyone not familiar with it. Trying to hold a company accountable for bad business practices requires a skilled attorney on your side to navigate the different laws and tactics an employer may use.
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As a Washington State employee, you are entitled to several protections and benefits under state and federal laws.
A document review is a comprehensive consultation and analysis of your document’s legal language, context, and impact on your worker’s rights as an employee of Washington State.
Washington State law protects all people from discriminatory and unfair practices in the workplace.
Meet The Team
The Seattle employment law attorneys at Emery | Reddy, PLLC are passionate about helping workers with employment law issues and L&I claims. We Help Workers®: it’s our motto and what drives us every day.
We know how companies think, and we understand the tactics they use. Our employment law attorneys use that knowledge coupled with over two decades of experience to help our clients get access to the benefits to which they are legally entitled and hold employers accountable when they break the law.
If you’re struggling with an employment law issue, injury, or L&I claim, please call us and see how Emery | Reddy can help you today.