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Recent Developments In Employment Law
WELA Fights Against Unconstitutional Use of WLAD Religious Exemption
WELA filed an Amicus Brief in Matthew S. Woods v. Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission on behalf of the plaintiff, an attorney whose application to work at the Seattle Union Gospel Mission was rejected because he is bisexual. The Gospel Mission claimed that they could reject applicants due to their sexuality under a religious exemption within the Washington Law Against...
Autumn St. George v. Sequim School District
Court: USDC Western District of Washington at Tacoma Judge: Hon. Robert J. Bryan; Margo T. Keller - failed first mediation; Hon. Paris Kallas (Ret.) - successful second mediation, settled at the 11th hour. Date Filed: 05/09/2018 Date of Settlement: 02/22/2019 Total Amount of Judgment or Settlement: $850,000 Basic Facts and Claims: Plaintiff Autumn St. George was a middle school P.E. teacher in the Sequim...
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