Blaine Lambert worked for United Parcel Service as an ESC Clerk in its Sarasota, Florida facility. In 2008 Mr. Lambert decided to join the U.S. Army. He told his UPS supervisor of his desire to serve, left work, and began his tour of duty. Near the end of his tour of duty Mr. Lambert’s supervisor […]
This case involves a class action lawsuit against Southwest Airlines alleging that Southwest violated certain pension and employee benefit provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA). Specifically, the complaint alleges that Southwest did not count short term military leave for pension calculation purposes and that Southwest did not allow pilots on […]
This case involves Robert Webber’s Title VII Civil Right’s Act retaliation claim against his former employer, the Sagle Fire District. As the Sagle Fire District’s Fire Chief Mr. Webber received and investigated an employee’s (Katie Loper) allegation of workplace sexual harassment. The investigation substantiated the employee’s sexual harassment claim which, in turn, led to Mr. […]
These cases involve Washington Army and Air National Guard servicemembers, USERRA, and the Washington Law Against Discrimination. The first case, Chris Cooper v. Prince Telecom, involves a Washington Army National Guard enlisted Soldier who asked his employer whether he could apply for a promotion but was told, via text message, that “with all your guard stuff and […]
These are two separate cases brought by two former City of Yakima employees. Ryan Anderson’s case is a Family Medical Leave Act retaliation and Washington Law Against Discrimination disability failure to accommodate lawsuit. A copy of Mr. Anderson’s amended complaint is available here. The City of Yakima settled Mr. Anderson’s lawsuit for $225,000.00 in August […]
This case involves Derek Richter, a patrol officer with the Commerce City, Colorado Police Department, and Captain in the Colorado Army National Guard. The Colorado Army National Guard mobilized Mr. Richter for military duty, during those mobilizations a promotional opportunity opened within the police department, but the police department refused to let Mr. Richter compete for that […]
These cases involve Jin Zhu, a Chinese-American citizen who taught math and science at Waterville Secondary School from 2006 to 2012. During his employment at Waterville School District Mr. Zhu experienced racial discrimination, reported that discrimination, and was placed on administrative leave after he reported the discrimination he was experiencing. Ultimately Mr. Zhu filed a federal lawsuit […]
The case involves former employees Nancy Zandt, Heather Holick, Stacy Strong, and Kelli O’Connor asserting Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Stored Communications Act (SCA), Minimum Wage Act (MWA), disability discrimination, and failure to accommodate claims against Horizon Hospice in Spokane County Superior Court. A copy […]
The case involves U.S. Navy Reserve F/A 18 pilot Joshu Osmanski asserting USERRA employment discrimination, retaliation, and benefits claims against his former employer, Cathay Pacific Airways. The case is venued in the Northern District of California. A copy of the complaint is available here. Cathay Pacific produced documents in the case which revealed that Cathay used Mr. Osmanski’s […]
The case involves plaintiff Vanessa Munoz claiming that joint employers, InGenesis, Inc., STGi International, Inc., and, InGenesis STGI Partners, LLC violated USERRA when they fired Ms. Munoz the day she returned to work from her U.S. Navy Reserve duty because of “attendance issues” associated with her military reserve obligations and failed to properly re-employ her, as required under USERRA 38 […]
The case involves plaintiff Michael Allman claiming that American Airline’s pension plan violates USERRA’s and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) pension provisions. The firm represents Mr. Allman along with attorneys Thomas Jarrard and the Cohen Milstein law firm. A copy of the complaint is available here. On April 8, 2016, the Court granted […]
The case involved the representation of five former employees of Auto Credit, an auto dealership, in a lawsuit alleging violations of Washington’s anti-disability discrimination statute, Family Medical Leave Act, Minimum Wage Act, and Wage Rebate Act. The plaintiffs’ wage claims arose out of the company’s practice of deducting, from certain manager’s wages, business loss caused […]
The case involves representation of a former employee in breach of contract, covenant not to compete, and workplace discrimination/retaliation action. A copy of the complaint is available here.
The case involves representation of a former employee of the United States Department of Agriculture in a disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, and Privacy Act lawsuit. A copy of the complaint is available here. The Court allowed Ms. Stuart to amend her complaint to include a Back Pay Act claim. A copy of the Amended Complaint is […]
The case involves representation of a Sergeant in the Washington Army National Guard (and Iraq war veteran) who Les Schwab fired days after his return from military training. A copy of the complaint is available here.
The case involves representation of a putative class of former and current Washington State Patrol employees in a USERRA and 42 U.S.C. 1983 lawsuit against the State of Washington regarding the Washington State Patrol’s repeated and decade’s long failure to give its qualified veteran employees initial entry and promotion preference as required under state law, RCW […]