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April 2020

Unemployment Law Project Webinar

April 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Us For WELA's First Ever Virtual Event! Wednesday, April 29, 12:00 PM ? The Unemployment Law Project will be hosting a Webinar for WELA members.? Learn about how we can advocate for employees in this time when they need us most. When: Apr 29, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wcq-v_aRRreDN-y2d7swuw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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July 2020

A Discussion on Title VII & Bostock

July 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

WELA Virtual CLE A Discussion on Title VII & Bostock Thursday, July 9, 2020, 12:00 PM "In Title VII, Congress outlawed discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Today, we must decide whether an employer can fire someone simply for being homosexual or transgender. The answer is clear. An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in…

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September 2020

Intersectional Discrimination & Harassment Claims

September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online via Zoom WA United States

WELA Virtual CLE Intersectional Discrimination & Harassment Claims Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12:00 PM Discrimination and harassment claims are often more complex than simply pointing to race or sex as a causal factor.  Sometimes one cannot explain the employer’s conduct as being on the basis of membership in a single protected class; instead it is based on a combination of protected classes.  For years, courts have struggled with how plaintiffs may prove claims of intersectional discrimination or harassment. The Supreme…

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October 2020

WELA’s Annual CLE 2020

October 15, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online via Zoom WA United States

WELA'S ANNUAL CLE WELA’s 2020 CLE will occur online on Thursday, October 15, 2020 This year’s theme is “Horseshoes & Hand Grenades: Obstacles and Opportunities in Adjacent Areas of Law.”  We will have a rich group of speakers presenting short programs on topics like: making use of ERISA to expand recoverable damages; understanding and using the myriad leave laws available to employees in Washington; and what to do when the employer may not be solvent. This program will be slightly…

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January 2021

WELA & WSAJ Present: Pandemic Jury Trials: Show Up and “Be Flexible”

January 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

  We know it’s been a long year, so with the help of the Washington State Association for Justice we are offering a free CLE to kick off 2021. As courts balance public health with the need for fair and timely administration of justice, the remote jury trial is a solution gaining acceptance in Washington’s federal and state courts.  In this 90 minute special session, learn from trial attorneys Beth Bloom and Jack Sheridan who have both tried successful cases to verdict…

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