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Port of Bellingham Ordered to Pay $16M to Injured Ferry Worker

In November of 2012, Shannon Adamson suffered life-threatening injuries when the passenger gangway she was standing on collapsed. She fell 18-feet and suffered a shattered pelvis and sacrum, fractures in her lower back, loss of sensation in her right leg, … Continue reading

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An Employer Settles With the EEOC After a Supervisor told a Pregnant Worker that Pregnancy Made Women ‘Retarded’ and ‘Stupid’

Starting or growing your family through a pregnancy should be an exciting and gratifying experience. The same should be true about pursuing your chosen career field, before, during and after your pregnancy. Too many times, that doesn’t happen. An employer’s … Continue reading

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Conflicting Interpretations of Worker Classification

The common law of principal-agent relationships admonishes us that “no man can serve two masters.” But can one person work as an employee and independent contractor at the same time, thereby serving both oneself and one’s employer as master in … Continue reading

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$3.3 Million Awarded to Injured Maritime Worker

A maritime construction worker has been awarded $3.3 million after a Louisiana federal court judge ruled that the worker’s head and spinal injuries were due to a captain’s negligence. The case was covered by the Jones Act and the Longshore … Continue reading

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Jury rules in favor of Home Depot worker in wrongful termination case

Just because a person is disabled does not mean they must stop working. Under disability law, employers are required to discuss reasonable accommodations with disabled employees. A reasonable accommodation can be any type of assistance that helps the employee continue … Continue reading

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