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  • Action to take for group of unpaid employee wages exceeding $500k on failing company

    There are a group of about 10-15 of us working for a small tech startup company that fell into a backpay loop of promised funds that haven't been paid. Practically all of the employees have left now, being owed somewhere between 1-4 months salary...

    A.’s Answer

    It would likely be useful for you to review your potential wage claims with an attorney You can also go to the Department of Labor web site to file a complaint:
    www.lni.wa.gov//WorkplacerRights/ComplainDiscrim/WRComplaint/default.asp

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  • I am an artist who rents at Pike Place Market. Can I sue for retaliation for them terminating my permit for whistle blowing?

    I complained to the Pike Place Market Development Association, about the artist and craftspeople not having heat in the freezing cold winters. They said they can not give us heat because it is a historical building. I said it is not historical to ...

    A.’s Answer

    For a breach of contract you would need to meet with an attorney who can review your contract with you and the circumstances of your termination. Whistleblower laws are very specific and for protection under the whistleblower laws pertaining to L&I you would need to have filed or be in the process of filing a worker's compensation claim.

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  • I have filed an EEO and I work in the federal sector.

    My case is for discrimination and hostile work environment. I have been told that the agency does its best to dismiss most cases. What does that mean? What agency do they refer to? The EEO or the agency I work for? Also, if the agency dismisses m...

    A.’s Answer

    The Agency may try to have your case dismissed, but once jurisdiction is established, you will have the right to request a hearing before the EEOC. Talk to the EEO office and ask if your complaint has been accepted for investigation. Once an investigation is complete, you will have the opportunity to request a hearing before the EEOC.

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  • Is it right for my employer to terminate me while on medical leave for no call no show?

    I turned in all my doc notes and I was put on light duty well my employer said they did not have light duty there and I needed a full release from my doctor before I could go back to work they new when my next app was they new that I was going to ...

    A.’s Answer

    It is unlawful to discharge someone because of a disability as well as race. You definatley should see an employment law attorney regarding your termination to determine if you have any potential claims..

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  • Can WA State agency terminate me citing clerical error amending probationary period from 6 mo on 8/12 to 12 mo on 6/13?

    Took WA state job based on letter w 6 mos. probation period. Passed 6 mo. prob. New letter this mo. cites "clerical error now 12 mo prob." and they are terminating me . I performed my job effectively and completed every assignment given to me in...

    A.’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorney answering this question that you might have a claim. In addition to any potential contract issues, there may be procedural violations in a discharge outside of a promised probationary period.. You should seek consultation with an employment lawyer.

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  • Change of job decription

    I have been a public employee with a school dist for 33 years.recently the board told me they wanted someone else to the work i do at a higher rate than what I am being paid because they want to focus me on something they feel is more important th...

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    If the move is a disadvantage to you, you should talk to the board and union . If still not satisfied, you may want to contact an employment lawyer and discuss the issue further. It is true that your employer can transfer you at will, however, you cannot be transferred for unlawful reasons including discriminatiion.and retaliation or if the transfer is in violation of a union contract..

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