Appeal victory: summary judgment reversed in employment case

I argued this case last June in the Washington Court of Appeals. My client, Sara Hartman, sued her employer under Washington’s Law Against Discrimination alleging that the YMCA (1) failed to accommodate her disability, (2) retaliated against her protected activity by implementing adverse employment actions, and (3) constructively discharged her by creating an intolerable work environment. The trial court granted her employer’s ¬†summary judgment motion and dismissed all of Hartman’s claims.

The court of appeals reversed and remanded for trial. You can read the opinion here. Thanks to my co-counsel, Dan Kalish at HKM Employment Attorneys, who brought me in to argue the appeal.