Lauren Parris Watts counsels clients on a variety of employment issues including discrimination, retaliation, reasonable accommodations, FMLA and other leave rights, misconduct investigations, compensation and severance agreements, and non-competition and non-solicitation restrictions.
Many of her clients are interested in an early resolution, but Lauren also represents clients in lawsuits when pre-litigation negotiations prove unsuccessful. Are you in need of an employment attorney in Seattle, WA?
Employment Law Practice Areas
Wrongful Termination Attorney
Wrongful termination occurs when an employer ends employment for reasons that are unlawful, contrary to the terms of an employment contract, or for reasons that are inconsistent with public policy. Wrongful termination can take place in the form of a firing, as well as a lay off or a reduction in force.
Have you experienced wrongful termination?
Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Attorney
To discriminate against someone means to treat that person differently than others on some basis including gender, race, age, religion, etc. Retaliation is taking adverse action against an applicant or employee for asserting their rights to be free from employment discrimination.
Have you experienced workplace discrimination or retaliation?
Workplace Sexual Harassment Attorney
Sexual harassment is verbal or physical unwanted behavior of a sexual nature or harassment based on a person’s gender. This could be in the form of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, offhand comments of a sexual nature, frequent and/or severe teasing, among others.
Have you experienced workplace sexual harassment?
Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Agreement Attorney
Many professionals are faced with signing a Non-Disclosure (NDA), Non-Compete Agreement, or similar agreement upon hire. Before accepting a new position, it’s important for employees to take a moment to ensure that they fully understand what they are signing and how it will impact their ability to transition to new employment.
Have you experienced non-compete / NDA?
Workplace Accommodations & Disability Discrimination Attorney
Discrimination for a disability can show up in a hiring decision, performance evaluation, promotion, and so forth. State and federal protections are available to employees when certain circumstances interfere with their ability to perform their job. Eligible employees also have job protections for leaves of absence due to medical issues and/or family obligations.
Have you experienced leave and accommodations law?
Lauren Parris Watts
Seattle Employment Attorney
Lauren Parris Watts is a highly-rated and peer recognized attorney in the Employment Law practice group at Helsell Fetterman. When her clients experience difficulties in their workplace, Lauren and her team step in to provide legal counsel, protect legal rights, and advocate for the best interest of the client.