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Discrimination

Scott, Kinney, Fjelstad & Mack, Attorneys at Law

Employment discrimination can be devastating, damaging your career, future livelihood, and dignity. Attorneys at Scott, Kinney, Fjelstad & Mack, Attorneys at Law are experienced in investigating and litigating claims when our clients have suffered discrimination.

Contact Scott, Kinney, Fjelstad & Mack, Attorneys at Law if you believe you have been denied a position, refused a promotion, demoted or fired as a result of employment discrimination such as in the following examples:

  • An employer failed to hire you or promote you, or laid you off, because you were over 40.
  • An employer failed to offer reasonable accommodations to allow you retain your job.
  • Your race, color, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation was a factor in the denial or termination of employment.
  • Coworkers or supervisors created a hostile working environment.
  • You were discriminated against because you filed a worker's compensation claim.
  • You were fired after reporting or complaining about discrimination in the workplace.

Not all unfairness in the workplace is illegal. For instance, being fired because of a personal dispute with your boss does not violate the law. Rather, unfairness in the workplace must generally be based on one of the factors listed above to be actionable.

To discuss these or other employment law matters such as FMLA leave, worker's compensation, wage and hour violations, or retaliatory discharge, contact an employment discrimination lawyer at the Seattle law firm of Scott, Kinney, Fjelstad & Mack, Attorneys at Law.

Verdicts and Settlements

Construction worker fell while demolishing a warehouse and suffered paraplegia. Settlement for $3,200,000 versus property owner and contractor.

Painter fractured his heel and elbow when scissorslift toppled after hitting hole in floor of big box store under construction. Settlement for $1,000,000 versus general contractor and scissorslift manufacturer.

Surgeon lost vision and had to give up his profession. His long-term disability insurer denied his claim. $1,500,000 recovery after successful trial and appeal to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Student suffered a brain injury in car accident with Seattle police car. Settlement for $3,000,000.

Worker injured knee while using a defectively designed ships ladder on building. Settlement versus architect and builder for $445,000.

Worker in gypsum plant suffered the amputation of his fingers by defectively designed conveyor belt and rotary air lock. Settlement against designer and manufacturer for $370,000.

Child killed in apartment fire who failed to install smoke detectors according to Section 8 regulations. Settlement for mother and sister against property owner (confidential sum).

Logger suffered head injury while yarding logs. Settlement of $275,000 versus logging company.

Emergency room physician rendered disabled due to heart condition. His long-term disability insurer denied his claim. Settlement for $400,000.

Physician with heart problem forced to retire. His long-term disability carrier denied his claim. Settlement for $505,000.


Scott, Kinney, Fjelstad & Mack
Attorneys at Law,

Corner of 6th Ave. and University St.
600 University St., Ste. 1928
One Union Square
Seattle, Washington (WA) 98101
Phone: 1-206-622-2200
Fax: 206-622-9671

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