Betts Patterson Mines

Employment Law

Betts Patterson Mines’ clients have long benefited from our expertise in employment law and from our success in defending claims of wrongful discharge and employment discrimination.

Employment practices law covers such diverse problems as wrongful discharge, wage and overtime claims, and charges of employment discrimination based upon race, sex, age, handicap, religion and national origin. We represent private, publicly held and nonprofit entities on such matters directly and through a number of insurance carriers.

We have extensive experience in handling such problems as they arise on a day-to-day basis and in dealing with the local, state and federal agencies charged with enforcement of the applicable laws and regulations. Additionally, we offer a variety of preventative legal services, including drafting or updating employee handbooks, consulting with clients before termination or discipline of employees, management of lay-offs and the like.

Our goal in defending employment related claims is to immediately identify the client objective and work towards promptly and efficiently meeting that objective. We have successfully reached early resolution of numerous claims through administrative findings of no probable cause or through nominal settlements. We have vigorously defended numerous other claims through the trial and appellate courts in both state and federal jurisdictions throughout Washington.