It’s recommended to consult legal advices when preparing for an adjudication petition.
Filing discrimination charge?
Discrimination charges can be filed on both the Federal level and the state level for investigation. You must file within the time window, and there are many backlog delays due to COVID.
- US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): One needs to “file a charge within 180 calendar days from the day the discrimination took place. The 180 calendar day filing deadline is extended to 300 calendar days if a state or local agency enforces a law that prohibits employment discrimination on the same basis.”
- Washington Human Rights Commission: 300 calendar days
How to Find Attorneys?
- Search from Avvo
- Check local county bar associations for referral service. For example, King County Bar Association (KCBA) provides Lawyer Referral Service. They respond fast and charge $45 referral fee including an initial consultation (up to 30 minutes) with an attorney. KCBA also provides free legal services.
Many employment law attorneys work on contingency. Usually they charge 35% for the compensation. Read this to learn about the difference between contingency fee and hourly fee:
A legal study of UW Faculty Code Materials by Attorney David Corbett