Washington Employment Lawyers Association

WELA is composed of attorneys, law professors, paralegals and law students devoted to the promotion of employee rights. WELA works to promote and increase public awareness of the rights of individual employees; enhance the quality of legal representation of employees; advocate for employee rights before courts and legislative bodies; and assist and support members in their practice of plaintiffs’ employment law.

Recent Developments In Employment Law

WSBA Event: How is #MeToo Transforming the Workplace?

The Washington State Bar Association just announced their next installment in the Decoding the Law series.     What:              Decoding the Law: Sexual Harassment                          How is #MeToo transforming the workplace?   When:             Wednesday, March 21, 2018  from 12 noon – 1 p.m.   Where:            Washington State Bar Association Conference Center            ...

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Settlement: Doss vs Dept. of Social and Health Services et. al.

Court: Pierce County Superior Court Case No. 16-2-06645-9 Mediator: Nancy Maisano This matter was set to go to trial in January, 2018 before the Hon. Susan K. Serko Date Filed: 03/30/16 Date of Settlement: 11/22/2017 Total Amount of Settlement: The case was settled for $450,000.00 inclusive of all attorney fees and costs. Basic Facts and Claims: Plaintiff alleged Western State Hospital, harassed her on the basis...

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Upcoming Member Events

WELA Member events include annual CLE’s, Brownbag Series and more. See our events page to find out more.

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WELA’s mission is to enforce and advance employee rights, in recognition that employment with dignity and fairness is fundamental to the quality of life. We do this by promoting and increasing public awareness of the rights of individual employees…


Washington Employment Lawyers Association’s member benefits are extremely valuable to those of us who devote a significant part of our practices to employment law.