Seattle Employment Law Attorneys Deliver Comprehensive Counsel
Washington lawyers represent public employees and workers at private firms
At Mann & Kytle, PLLC, we are Seattle employment attorneys who help workers take action against unlawful employer behavior. Whether you’re a victim of discrimination, a wrongful termination or a broken contract, we’ll fight to get you compensation or other relief that you deserve.
Types of employment cases we handle
Representing workers from all over Washington, we handle employment law matters relating to:
- Discrimination — If workplace bias prevented you from getting the job you want or has otherwise affected adversely you, we can assert your legal rights in a discrimination claim. We assist people who have been mistreated due to their age, sex, race, religion, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Wrongful termination — Though Washington is an “at will” employment state, you might obtain relief in a wrongful termination claim if you were fired as a result of discrimination or in retaliation for exercising your rights as an employee.
- Breach of contract claims — When businesses violate employment agreements, our firm fights for victims in breach of contract claims.
- Whistleblower retaliation — Workers who report workplace misconduct are protected against retaliation from their employers. Even if you just suspect that you’re been punished for being a whistleblower, we’ll review the facts and advise you of your options.
- Public employee rights — Special considerations exist in employment law matters involving public employees. Our substantial experience representing federal, state and local workers ensures that clients understand and can take advantage of the relevant rules and procedures.
- Separation agreements — Leaving a job can be a highly stressful situation. It can be easy to overlook the terms of a separation agreement that you’ve been asked to sign. If you’re unsure about giving up your rights, we can clarify exactly what the terms of the document mean.
Some people are worried about the consequences of standing up to a current or former employer, but we have a long track record of winning and getting settlements in claims against government bodies and large corporations so there is no reason to be intimidated.
What you need to win a lawsuit against your employer
To obtain legal relief in an employment law action, you need to do more than demonstrate that you had a bad boss. After discussing the circumstances in your case, we’ll assess whether a legal violation occurred and outline what types of remedies might be warranted. Should an actionable claim exist, we’ll get to work gathering evidence to make your case as strong as possible in order to convince the court or administrative body that you are entitled to monetary compensation or some other type of relief.
Can you sue your employer and keep your job?
Washington law protects employees from being fired in retaliation for lodging a complaint. If you are seeking a legal remedy, our firm can also safeguard your ability to maintain your job while the underlying claim is being resolved. Should you be dismissed after asserting your rights, we can pursue further remedies for the retaliatory firing, even if the company claims that the termination was unrelated to your complaint.
When should you consult an employment lawyer?
When you cannot resolve your workplace problem internally, it’s wise to consult with an experienced attorney who can give you an honest assessment of your legal options and explain what deadlines apply. A discrimination action typically must be filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission within 180 days of the offending conduct, so there’s no time to waste. In public employment, shorter deadlines exist, as short as 45 days in federal employment, or 14 days where a union contract requires filing a grievance through the union. Our firm delivers thoughtful counsel on the legal process and possible remedies, including back pay, compensation for health problems caused by workplace mistreatment and job reinstatement.
Contact an accomplished Seattle employment lawyer to set up a meeting
Mann & Kytle, PLLC in Seattle represents workers throughout Washington in a wide range of employment law claims. Please call 206-457-2057 or contact us online to make an appointment.