Our office may be able to help when an employer takes an adverse action against an employee (discipline, pass over for promotion, or termination) based on some qualified discriminatory basis of sex, race, age, disability, etc.
Washington State prohibits employers from discriminating against people because of certain protected characteristics. In employment, individuals are protected from discrimination by employers under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities in Employment Act, RCW 49.60.030 and other federal and state laws.
In order to prevail in a case of employment discrimination, you must show that due to the characteristic your employer intentionally treated you differently than others or that they have a pattern of treating a lot of persons with that characteristic unfairly.
The following classes/characteristics are protected:
Race or Color
Honorably discharged or military status
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