The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), together with Outten & Golden and the Washington Employment Lawyers Association, has sought leave to file an amicus brief with the Washington State Court of Appeals in LaRose v. King County. The brief concerns the parameters of workplace civil rights protections against harassment, including based on sex, race, national origin, disability, and more. Specifically, this matter involves the rights of survivors of workplace sex harassment by third parties and when the harassment takes place outside of the physical place of employment. The brief also highlights that workers are not required to give notice to a “top” person in management in order to alert employers about harassment, and such a requirement would particularly harm workers such as service workers and teleworkers.
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