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Washington Employee Leasing Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Washington or Court of Appeals of Washington where the terms employee leasing has been mentioned. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Oaksford v. First Data Merchant Services Corp. - 12/12/2005
Appellant Imae Oaksford argues that her disability discrimination claim against her employer for failure to provide reasonable accommodation should not have been dismissed on summary judgment. Because the employer's offer of...

Monk v. Dep't of Labor and Industries - 12/6/2005
James Monk appeals from a jury verdict affirming a Board of Industrial Appeals (Board) denial of his workers' compensation claim, arguing trial court instructional error. He also appeals the trial court's award of costs to the...

Planet Earth Foundation v. Gulf Underwriters Insurance Co. - 12/5/2005
Planet Earth Foundation, a nonprofit provider of advertising and public relations services, was insured under a nonprofit management and organization liability policy with Gulf Underwriters Insurance Company. The policy contained a...

Devine v. Washington Dep't of Social and Health Services - 11/22/2005
Lauraine B. Devine appeals the trial court's order granting summary judgment to the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), arguing that genuine issues of material fact remain in her wrongful discharge action. We affirm. ...

Dep't of Labor and Industries of the State of Washington v. Granger - 10/31/2005
JUDGES Concurring: C. Kenneth Grosse Marlin Appelwick PUBLISHED OPINION - Opinion ordered published November 29, 2005 For each hour that William Granger worked, his employer paid $2.15 into a union trust fund that provided...

Doty v. Town of South Prairie - 10/6/2005
JUSTICES Concurring: James Johnson Barbara A. Madsen Charles W. Johnson Gerry L Alexander Richard B. Sanders Susan Owens Tom Chambers Mary Fairhurst EN BANC Jill Doty was injured while serving as a volunteer fire fighter...

Gallo v. Department of Labor and Industries - 9/29/2005
Concurring: Faith Ireland, Bobbe J Bridge, Charles W. Johnson, Gerry L Alexander, Richard B. Sanders, Susan Owens, Tom Chambers, Mary Fairhurst EN BANC In these five consolidated cases, the Department of Labor and...

D.L.S. v. Maybin - 9/16/2005
JUDGES Concurring: Anne Ellington Ann Schindler PUBLISHED OPINION - Opinion ordered published October 31, 2005 The assistant manager of a McDonald's franchise restaurant introduced a 15-year-old employee to drugs and sex....

Cochran Electric Co. v. Mahoney - 9/16/2005
JUDGES Concurring: Faye Kennedy H Joseph Coleman PUBLISHED When a worker engages in a special activity that is within the course of employment, and the activity is reasonably undertaken at the request or invitation of the...

Hayes v. State - 9/15/2005
Danny Hayes (Hayes) and Toni L. Schwerzler (Schwerzler) sustained work-related injuries and submitted their industrial insurance claims to the Department of Labor and Industries (Department) pursuant to chapter 51.04 RCW. In the...

Christoferson v. Washington State Dep't of Labor and Industries - 9/13/2005
Alan Christoferson appeals the trial court's summary judgment dismissal of his suit against the Department of Labor and Industries (Department) and Department investigator Lloyd Early for tort claims and civil rights violations...

Morse v. Washington State Dep't of Corrections - 9/6/2005
Shortly after Jayne Morse and other Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) employees delivered a 'letter of concern' to MCC management, Morse was terminated from her position as an intermittent nurse. Morse appeals the trial court's order...

Parsons v. State - 8/29/2005
Downsizing an institution is not the same as closing it. Because the Department of Social and Health Services acted within the scope of its statutory authority in reducing the number of residents at Fircrest School, its actions were...

Andrus v. State - 8/9/2005
After checks of Scott Andrus' employment references proved unsatisfactory, the City of Olympia revoked an oral employment offer it had made to him for an at-will position. Andrus sued, claiming wrongful termination. The superior...

Roller v. Dep't of Labor and Industries - 8/9/2005
Donald Roller suffered an industrial injury and receives workers compensation benefits from the Department of Labor and Industries (Department). After six back surgeries did not relieve his pain or prove to be rehabilitative, he...

Ball-Foster Glass Container Co. v. Giovanelli - 8/8/2005
Alfred Giovanelli was a firebrick mason brought to Seattle by Ball-Foster Glass Container Company, a subsidiary of St. Gobain Corporation, to work on rebuilding a glass furnace. One Sunday when he was not working, Giovanelli set out...

Crow v. Boeing Co. - 8/1/2005
JUDGES Concurring: Mary Kay Becker William Baker PUBLISH - Opinion ordered published September 6, 2005 Washington's Industrial Insurance Act (IIA) generally bars actions by workers against their employers for workplace...

Northwest Education Loan Association v. Washington State Grange - 7/26/2005
The Washington State Grange (Grange) received a wage-withholding order arising from employee Toni McKinley's default on student loans obtained under the Federal Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) as amended, 20 U.S.C. sec.sec....

White v. Township of Winthrop - 7/26/2005
Steven D. White Jr. filed suit against his employer for disability discrimination and invasion of privacy based on his employer's unauthorized disclosure of his medical information to a local newspaper that published it. The trial...

Bunch v. King County Department of Youth Services - 7/21/2005
Concurring: James Johnson, Barbara A. Madsen, Bobbe J Bridge, Charles W. Johnson, Gerry L Alexander, Susan Owens, Tom Chambers, Mary Fairhurst En Banc Ralph Bunch sued King County Department of Youth Services for racial...

Griffith v. Schnitzer Steel Industries - 7/19/2005
In 1995, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. promoted Dennis Griffith to general manager of its Tacoma scrap metal facility. At that time, Griffith was 52 years old and Schnitzer Steel knew he was a member of the Church of Latter Day...

Mieldon v. University of Washington - 7/11/2005
This is the second appeal in this case. In the first appeal, Mieldon v. Harborview Medical Center, et al., No. 49763-4-I, (Wash. Ct. App. Div. I, Nov. 25, 2002) (Mieldon I), we held the record supported the trial court's decision to...

Safeco Insurance Co. v. Brink - 7/5/2005
Chad Brink served alcohol to a minor and then had nonconsensual sexual intercourse with her. The victim sued Brink for damages, and he tendered the claim to his homeowner's insurance company. Because there was no occurrence within...

Hearst Communications - 6/30/2005
JUSTICES: Concurring: James Johnson Barbara A. Madsen Bobbe J Bridge Charles W. Johnson Gerry L Alexander Richard B. Sanders Susan Owens Mary Fairhurst En Banc We are asked to interpret the Joint Operating Agreement between...

Harig v. Burns International Security Services - 6/27/2005
The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals found that the noise level of the alarm indicator, which Trina Harig claimed caused her industrial injury, did not exceed 55 decibels (dB), and noise at that level could not cause injury. The...

Campbell v. State - 6/16/2005
Concurring: Frank L. Kurtz, John A. Schultheis PUBLISHED OPINION - Opinion ordered published August 23, 2005 Meredith Campbell began working as a custodian for Eastern Washington University (EWU) in 1999. In 2001, she...

Alaiyan v. Insightful Corp. - 6/13/2005
Appellant Wajih Alaiyan would have us pose the issue in this case very broadly: Is there a clear mandate of public policy against deceptive accounting practices at publicly traded companies? Respondent Insightful Corporation would...

Employees of Intalco Aluminum Corp. v. Employment Security Dep't of the State of Washington - 6/13/2005
Employees who accepted voluntary severance packages were denied unemployment benefits. Because there was no written layoff announcement and the employer did not take the final action to grant the severance, the employees do not...

Arpryazhka v. State of Washington Employment Security Dep't - 6/13/2005
Vi Arpryazhka was denied unemployment benefits on grounds she was terminated for disqualifying misconduct. We find the evidence sufficient, and affirm. FACTS Vi Arpryazhka worked for the Tulalip Casino as an observer in...

McGill v. Auburn Adventist Academy - 5/31/2005
James McGill was severely injured when an electric kitchen appliance shocked him while he was working in a home economics classroom at his boarding school, the Auburn Adventist Academy (Academy). McGill and his parents sued the...

Becker v. Cashman - 5/26/2005
JUDGES Concurring: Dennis J. Sweeney Stephen M Brown PUBLISHED OPINION - Motion to publish granted July 7, 2005 James Becker suffers from heart disease. He was terminated from his position at River City Glass, Inc. and...

Gersema v. Allstate Insurance Co. - 5/24/2005
James Gersema appeals the trial court's affirmance of the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals' decision allowing his self-insured employer, Allstate Insurance Company, to offset his potential future industrial insurance benefits...

Tucker v. Dep't of Retirement Systems of the State of Washington - 5/24/2005
Kenneth Tucker claims that the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) and the superior court erroneously denied his request to retroactively transfer his retirement benefits from the Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters (LEOFF)...

Tri-City Construction Council - 5/24/2005
Chris Westfall is a drywall contractor doing business as Chris Westfall Drywall. He participated in something called a 'retrospective rating plan,' which allowed employers to join together as a group to lower their industrial...

Wheco Corp. v. Ross Bros. & Co. - 5/24/2005
A second agreement for the same work must be supported by additional consideration. The agreement here (for crane services) was memorialized by a purchase order. But after the crane and operator arrived at the job site, the crane...

Britt v. City of Wenatchee - 5/19/2005
Res judicata bars the relitigation of claims that were or could have been litigated in an earlier suit. Former Wenatchee police officer Kenneth D. Britt was injured in the line of duty and filed multiple lawsuits against the City....

Goh v. American President Lines - 5/2/2005
When a terminated employee agrees to release the employer from all claims arising from employment in exchange for severance payments, the release bars the employee from pursuing a discrimination claim unless it is shown to be invalid...

Forbes v. ABM Industries - 4/21/2005
Cheryl Forbes sued American Building Maintenance (ABM) for employment sex discrimination, creating a hostile work environment, and retaliation. A jury awarded her $4 million. On appeal, ABM's contentions include the trial court erred...

Hines v. Tood Pacific Shipyards Corporation - 4/18/2005
In April 1999, Bruce Hines was injured while working at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation (Todd). Hines tested positive for cocaine and was suspended from work. Todd allowed Hines to return to work on condition that he agree to...

Callahan v. Walla Walla Housing Authority - 4/12/2005
Soon after Debra Callahan was hired by the Walla Walla Housing Authority (Housing Authority), she began experiencing puzzling physical symptoms that required numerous medical visits and diagnostic tests. Over a couple of months, she...

Vallandigham v. Clover Park School District No. 400 - 4/7/2005
Oral Argument Date: 10/26/2004 Concurring: Faith Ireland, Barbara A. Madsen, Charles W. Johnson, Gerry L Alexander, Susan Owens, Mary Fairhurst Dissenting: Richard B. Sanders, Tom Chambers EN BANC This...

Logan v. Pierce County Fire Protection Dist. No. 2 - 4/5/2005
As representative of her husband's estate (the Estate), Daphne Logan sued Pierce County Fire Protection District No. 2 (the Fire District) for wrongfully terminating her late husband's employment. Logan claimed that the Fire...

O'Keefe v. State of Washington - 4/5/2005
Dennis O'Keefe sustained an industrial injury and began receiving time loss compensation for a temporary total disability (TTD). He returned to a modified job with his employer of injury, but the employer fired him for disciplinary...

Watson v. Football Northwest Management Northwest - 4/4/2005
The Watsons sued the Seattle Seahawks after football player Tim Watson impaled his knee on a hook welded onto the rear of a blocking sled. The Watsons contend that the Seahawks deliberately injured Tim Watson and therefore fall into...

Estevez v. Faculty Club of the University of Washington - 3/28/2005
JUDGES Concurring: Marlin Appelwick Susan Agid PUBLISHED OPINION - Opinion ordered published October 4, 2005 A few weeks after being hired as the Dining Room Manager for the University of Washington Faculty Club, Margaret...

Wahl v. Bethel School Dist. No. 403 - 3/15/2005
Rebecca Wahl appeals from a jury verdict in favor of Bethel School District No. 403 on her disability discrimination claim and from the trial court's denial of her request for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict or for a new...

Housing Authority of the city of Pasco and Franklin County v. Pleasant - 3/15/2005
Ianthia Pleasant was evicted from public housing administered by the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County (Housing Authority) for lease violations. In the Housing Authority's ensuing unlawful detainer action,...

Rasmussen v. Safeco Insurance Co. of America - 3/14/2005
UNPUBLISHED A trial court abuses its discretion if it dismisses a case as a sanction for discovery violations without first considering on the record whether the violations were willful, whether a less severe sanction would be...

Barbee v. Luong Firm - 2/28/2005
Carrissa Barbee filed a lawsuit against her former employer. Her husband, James Barbee, represented her. During her deposition, Barbee mentioned that before the lawsuit she had discussed with James certain events leading up to it....

Johnson v. Port of Seattle - 2/28/2005
Keith Johnson appeals the trial court's decision to dismiss his lawsuit against the Port of Seattle (the Port) and his union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union No. 46 (the Union). Johnson contends the...

Mayer v. Huesner - 2/24/2005
Kimberly A. Mayer appeals the summary judgment dismissal of her 2002 suit against her former workers' compensation doctor, Judith Heusner,M.D., her former employer, the Boeing Corporation, and Boeing's employee, Pamela Brown. Ms....

Isaacson v. City of Centralia - 2/15/2005
Greg Isaacson appeals the trial court's dismissal of his petition for review of an administrative decision denying his whistleblower complaint against his employer, the city of Centralia. Additionally, Isaacson appeals the trial...

State v. Johnson - 2/14/2005
Defendants in consolidated criminal proceedings made a motion to suppress evidence or dismiss based in part on a claim of selective enforcement. The trial court ruled that they had presented sufficient evidence to warrant some...

Wood v. Executive Flight - 2/10/2005
Theresa Wood was terminated from her employment at Executive Flight, Inc. (EFI) on January 26, 1999. On January 24, 2002, Ms. Wood filed a complaint for damages and injunctive relief, alleging that her termination was wrongful,...

Seneca Foods Corp. v. Starbucks Corp. - 2/3/2005
Seneca Foods Corporation produced a beverage concentrate for a Starbucks Corporation blended fruit drink, 'Tiazzi.' Seneca ended the parties' relationship while holding a large inventory of certain flavor ingredients used in the...

In re Disability Proceeding Against Diamondstone - 1/20/2005
Oral Argument Date: 11/09/2004 Concurring: Faith Ireland, Barbara A. Madsen, Charles W. Johnson, Gerry L Alexander, Richard B. Sanders, Susan Owens, Tom Chambers, Mary Fairhurst EN BANC Attorney Susan G....

Doe v. Pierce County - 1/19/2005
Jane Doe appeals a Pierce County Superior Court order on summary judgment holding that documents she requested from the Pierce County Prosecutor's office were exempt from disclosure under the Public Disclosure Act because they were...

Earles v. State - 1/19/2005
Lonny Earles appeals the trial court's summary judgment dismissal of his employment retaliation and 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983 action against the Department of Corrections and two employees. Holding that Earles failed to establish an...

Antonius v. King County - 12/23/2004
Oral Argument Date: 09/30/2004 Concurring: Faith Ireland, Bobbe J Bridge, Charles W. Johnson, Gerry L Alexander, Richard B. Sanders, Susan Owens, Tom Chambers, Mary Fairhurst. EN BANC Petitioner King County (County)...

Adler v. Fred Lind Manor - 12/23/2004
Oral Argument Date: 06/08/2004 Concurring: Faith Ireland, Barbara A. Madsen, Charles W. Johnson, Gerry L Alexander, Richard B. Sanders, Susan Owens, Tom Chambers, Mary Fairhurst. EN BANC Like its companion case, Zuver...

Pham v. City of Seattle - 12/20/2004
This appeal concerns the attorney fees awarded against Seattle City Light in an employment discrimination lawsuit, and an award of supplemental damages for the increased tax liability. We hold that the weakness of a plaintiff's case...

Hirata v. Evergreen State Limited Partnership No. 5 - 12/13/2004
The Washington State Supreme Court in Blaney v. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, 151 Wn.2d 203, 87 P.3d 757 (2004), held that Washington's Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), chapter 49.60 RCW, authorizes...

Fria v. Washington State Department of Labor and Industries - 12/13/2004
Concurring: Ann Schindler, Marlin J. Appelwick PUBLISHED OPINION - Motion to Publish Granted January 24, 2005 Richard Fria received worker's compensation for an injury, and he received additional funds as the result of...

In re Welfare of Angelo H. - 12/9/2004
Angel H. appeals the trial court's termination of her parental rights to her son, Angelo. Ms. H. contends the trial court erred in determining the Department of Social and Health Services offered all services capable of correcting...

Pinney v. Nordstrom - 11/22/2004
The Stranger, a weekly newspaper, published an article about Stacy Pinney's lawsuit against Nordstrom, Inc. and Peter Nordstrom for sexual harassment. The article featured several statements made by a representative of Nordstrom,...

Fremont Indemnity Co. v. Commencement International Corp. - 11/2/2004
Fremont Indemnity Company sued Bradford L. and Carolyn W. Schultz and Commencement International Corporation, alleging that the Schultzes used Commencement as a sham corporation to avoid their individual liability to creditors....

Prichard v. Index Industries - 11/1/2004
Index Industries, Inc., employed Ron Prichard and Wayne Stearns as members of its executive management team. The two had written employment contracts specifying that notice payment (severance pay) would be paid upon their discharge,...

Brar v. State - 9/27/2004
Gagandeep Brar claims that Lake Washington Technical College and its director, Sandra Daw, acted with discriminatory animus by not allowing her to re-enter the dental hygiene program. Brar also argues that the College negligently...

Elvig v. Ackles - 9/27/2004
Reverend Monica L. McDowell Elvig (Elvig) appeals a trial court's order dismissing her sex discrimination case against the Calvin Presbyterian Church, the North Puget Sound Presbytery, and two Presbyterian ministers. She argues that...

Winn v. Alaska Airlines - 9/27/2004
Katy Winn was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) about one year after she had resigned from Alaska Airlines. She claims her PTSD resulted from an incident that occurred while she was on the job for Alaska Airlines....

Shields v. Western Partitions - 9/27/2004
Mark Shields contends he was laid off because he disclosed he is HIV positive. The evidence does not rise to a jury question, however, and we affirm the trial court's dismissal of his discrimination claims. We also affirm the award...

Lawrence v. Brooks - 9/20/2004
Joanne Lawrence is a Garth Brooks fan, and wanted to attend his concert at Key Arena in Seattle in 1998. Because she uses a wheelchair, she was not permitted to purchase tickets for seats on the floor of Key Arena. Lawrence brought...

Kirby v. City of Tacoma - 9/14/2004
Concurring: Marywave Van Deren, J Dean Morgan PUBLISHED OPINION - Motion to publish granted October 5, 2004 Tacoma police officer Joseph Kirby appeals summary judgment in favor of the City of Tacoma, in which the trial...

Boring v. Alaska Airlines - 9/13/2004
Concurring: C. Kenneth Grosse, Marlin J. Appelwick OPINION PUBLISHED IN PART The federal Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA) formerly known as the Airline Pilot Hiring Safety Act requires that before allowing a...

Domingo v. Boeing Employees' Credit Union - 9/7/2004
PUBLISHED OPINION - Opinion ordered published October 11, 2004 Leticia Domingo appeals a trial court's decision granting summary judgment in favor of Boeing Employees' Credit Union (BECU), dismissing her claims that she was...

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