A King County Superior Court jury has decided in favor of Linda O’Brien, a cancer survivor, who experienced discriminatory and retaliatory treatment by her former employer, an orthodontic and dental clinic with locations in Western Washington when they failed to accommodate her diagnosis and later wrongfully terminated her employment. Ms. O’Brien, who was represented by the law firm Schroeter Goldmark & Bender (SGB), received $3,263,230 in total damages.
A King County Superior Court jury has decided in favor of two Bellevue restaurant employees who were denied adequate wages and overtime pay, resulting in to date, awards of more than $680,000.
Nobody should face discrimination or harassment in the workplace or be punished for speaking out against it.
“Workplace Conflict and the Corporate Medical Playbook: How to Safeguard Your Career” will stream live via webinar on at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
Schroeter Goldmark & Bender today announced it has secured a $375,000 settlement on behalf of a Lakewood woman who was discriminated and retaliated against after she disclosed her pregnancy to supervisors.
In case you haven't heard, Jamal Whitehead is speaking about workplace rights at the next Future For Us event on June 13. The #FutureForUs is a new group dedicated to advancing women of color to the highest levels of corporate, government, and social sector organizations.
Lindsay Halm co-authored a winning amicus brief in the Floeting v. Group Health case on behalf of Legal Voice. She argued – and the Washington Supreme Court agreed – that places of public accommodation (like hotels, restaurants, bars, and hospitals) must be held directly responsible when their employees discriminate against customers. Way to go Lindsay!
SGB is proud to announce that its client, Todd Pierce, prevailed on claims against the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Judgment in Pierce’s favor has been entered for damages over $4.6 million. Pierce was recruited away from a lucrative job and his home in San Francisco to join the Gates Foundation in a newly conceived…
Trial team of SGB’s Jamal Whitehead and Beth Bloom and Anne Silver of Frank Freed Subit & Thomas obtain $5 million jury verdict for man fired after losing vocal chords to cancer. Read more about the case HERE.
The lawsuit filed against The GEO Group, Inc., alleging the company violated Washington minimum wage law by failing to pay civil immigration detainees the lawful minimum wage for work essential to the operation of the Northwest Immigration Detention Center, may proceed as a class action, ruled a federal judge. The lawsuit filed by attorneys Adam…