Kirkland Employment Discrimination Attorney

Find the right Employment Discrimination attorney in Kirkland, WA

The Federal government as well as the state of Washington have enacted laws which make it illegal to discriminate based on specified protected characteristics. Depending on what type of trait prompted the discriminatory treatment, government employers and even private organizations in Kirkland can be held liable under various state and federal laws.

How Does Employment Discrimination Occur?

Employment discrimination occurs if an employer treats you wrongly because of your membership in a legally protected category. Employers are prohibited from using specific traits to evaluate you such as national origin, religion, race, age, familial status, or gender. To prove employment discrimination in Kirkland, Washington, the plaintiff needs to be able to show that the employer's intent to treat them unfairly was motivated by their protected status.

How can Employment Discrimination be Proven in Washington?

This may be demonstrated if the employer has treated others of the same status similarly, or when people testify to particular statements made by the employer that would indicate bias when heard by a reasonable person. Further, an employer violates the law if they terminate a person's employment or otherwise retaliate in response to a discrimination lawsuit filed against them.

Pursuing an employment discrimination claim can often be complicated, because they involve filing your claim with specific agencies. A Kirkland, Washington lawyer can help you file in a timely manner, and while your case is pending, they can assist you in pursuing any available remedies.

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Life in Kirkland

Kirkland, Washington is a suburb of Seattle, and is located in King County. It has a population of approximately 47,000 people. However, in June of 2011, Kirkland will annex some surrounding unincorporated territory, adding approximately 33,000 residents.

Kirkland was first settled by Peter Kirk in 1886. Kirk saw that the area would be a good location for many industries, including steel production and shipping. Because Kirkland is situated near Lake Washington, which, thanks to the Lake Washington Ship Canal, is directly connected to the Pacific Ocean, it is extremely valuable as an inland harbor.

Kirkland is currently home to several entertainment companies, as well as several software companies, particularly those that specialize in the development of video games. This is a rapidly-growing section of the entertainment industry, and large game companies attract many talented, highly-trained professionals, including programmers, visual artists, and voice actors. As a result, Kirkland is in pretty good economic shape, with just over 5% of the population living below the poverty line, and a median family income of over ,000.

If you live in Kirkland, Washington or the surrounding areas, and need legal services, you're in luck. There are many Kirkland, Washington lawyers who are able to help you with whatever legal issue you may be facing.

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