Employment Counsel & Litigation 

Yarmuth LLP represents private companies, public agencies, and individuals in a wide variety of employment litigation matters including those involving discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, and non-competition or employment-contract disputes. Yarmuth attorneys have represented clients in administrative matters as well as disputes before private arbitrators, and state and federal trial and appellate courts.


Yarmuth understands that employment investigations are increasingly important in the workplace. Our attorneys have significant experience conducting investigations for public and private employers on a variety of employment-related issues, ranging from issues of employee misconduct to violations of law. We understand the importance of a high-quality investigation in addressing employee conduct and maintaining high employee morale, as well as in defending employment litigation. We work closely with our clients to ensure the scope of our investigation meets the client’s needs and expectations, while at the same time maintaining our independence as investigators. Recent investigations include:

  • Investigations for Seattle Public Schools on a variety of employment-related investigations, including investigations regarding allegations of bullying in the workplace, illegal harassment and retaliation, and employee misconduct.

  • Investigations regarding allegations of employee misconduct, violations of applicable policy and procedure, and allegations of harassment and retaliation.

  • Investigation for Seattle Public Schools regarding whether certain district officials knew or should have known of fraud in a district program. Our investigation led to the district terminating both the Superintendent and the Chief Financial and Operations Officer.

  • Investigation regarding claims of workplace harassment and safety concerns against supervisor.

  • Investigation for local community college regarding claims of race discrimination and violations of workplace policies.


Yarmuth Wilsdon provides general counseling and assistance for everyday questions and issues. Our attorneys pride themselves on their ability to be a resource for their clients, by offering preventative counseling, and helping their clients to identify and minimize risk. Attorneys from Yarmuth Wilsdon also conduct trainings for managers and employees on harassment and discrimination, discipline and discharge, and general compliance with employment and labor laws.