Katheryn Bradley was quoted in a Seattle Times article titled “Long Before #MeToo, These Women Sued, Won, Strengthened Anti-Harassment Law.” The article tells the story of two Auburn women who helped establish Washington state’s sexual harassment protections after filing their own claims against Georgia-Pacific Corporation in 1985. The ruling of the case, among others, helped pave the path for Washington to become a leading state in offering protections for employees facing sexual harassment.
The basic concepts of sexual harassment are similar in our state courts and federal courts, so someone can file a lawsuit in either. But interpretations, deadlines for filing, jury verdicts and financial awards vary between the systems.
Attorneys agree Washington state is a leader in extending workplace protections for workers facing sexual harassment because of Glasgow and other cases. …
… Katheryn Bradley, a Seattle employment lawyer, agrees. “It’s definitely a difficult state for employers — no question about it,” she added.