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Vancouver Chiropractic Clinic Faces Lawsuit for Alleged Sexual Harassment

Vancouver employment law attorney Colin F. McHugh is representing four former female employees of a Vancouver chiropractic clinic in a lawsuit against their former employer and an Arizona-based consultant. The lawsuit, filed in Clark County Superior Court, alleges sexual harassment and sex discrimination by ATLASRHINO INC., owned by Troy Dreiling, and Fred Schofield of Mo Chih Chu Chiropractic Training, Inc.

The plaintiffs accuse the defendants of inappropriate conduct, including comments on weight and the use of a riding crop. Mr. McHugh emphasizes the emotional distress and humiliation suffered by his clients, aiming to bring justice and safer workplace standards.

McHugh Law is proud to be featured in The Columbian for our commitment to workplace equality.

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Cowlitz PUD Employee Sues Utility Provider

With the assistance of Vancouver employment law attorney Colin F. McHugh, a Cowlitz County Public Utility District (PUD) employee is pursuing legal action against the PUD and ABM Industry Groups, LLC (ABM) for negligence, alleging they risked the safety of their employees by hiring and retaining a janitor previously convicted of voyeurism and other sex-related crimes. Mr. McHugh supports his client’s claim by emphasizing the emotional distress suffered by his client and negligence by the PUD for not checking the background of the janitor at hire, and not terminating him once it became aware of his previous convictions. The legal effort aims to hold the PUD and ABM accountable for the negligent oversight that led to the unauthorized recordings of his client.
Our employment lawyer reviewing a client's employment agreement and non compete agreement in person at our Vancouver WA office in downtown.

Camas Pregnancy Discrimination

A hair stylist at a salon was fired while on maternity leave and requesting a modified schedule to return to her position. Mr. McHugh sued the Camas salon and its owner for pregnancy discrimination and wrongful termination.

Our employment lawyer reviewing a client's employment agreement and non compete agreement in person at our Vancouver WA office in downtown.

Disability Discrimination at Ridgefield Barn

Mr. McHugh represented an employee of a Ridgefield equestrian center who was terminated when he informed his employer that he was in the hospital for a heart condition. On behalf of the employee, Mr. McHugh sued the barn and its owners for disability discrimination and retaliation.

Construction company in Vancouver, Washington being sued for sexual harassment by our employment law attorney.

Sexual Harassment and Religious Discrimination

Mr. McHugh represented a former employee of a real estate development firm in Vancouver, Washington, claiming sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and religious discrimination. The employee alleged that she was strongly encouraged to go to prayer meetings, was sexually harassed by a co-worker and one of her supervisors, and when she reported her concerns, management did not take reasonable steps to address the hostile work environment.

Our employment lawyer reviewing a client's employment agreement and non compete agreement in person at our Vancouver WA office in downtown.

PeaceHealth Race Discrimination Case

In a complaint filed in Clark County Superior Court, a former PeaceHealth employee alleges the hospital system subjected him to months of racial discrimination. Vancouver attorney Colin F. McHugh filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Washougal resident, who worked as a project manager for PeaceHealth.

Our employment lawyer reviewing a client's employment agreement and non compete agreement in person at our Vancouver WA office in downtown.

CalPortland Work Safety Retaliation Case

McHugh Law, PLLC represents a deck hand and “miner” on a dredge and barge who worked for CalPortland and was terminated for reporting dangerous hours and working conditions to his supervisor. The miner has been awarded around $500,000.00 in backpay, attorneys’ fees and costs. The case is currently under review by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission after being repeatedly appealed by CalPortland.

Our employment lawyer reviewing a client's employment agreement and non compete agreement in person at our Vancouver WA office in downtown.

Disability Discrimination Case Against WA DOC

Mr. McHugh represented Corrections Officer employed by the Washington Department of Corrections, who was being discriminated against for having a hearing condition and using cochlear implants. The facility’s managers forced the officer to go through a series of hearing “tests” on an open radio line that could be heard by virtually all of his co-workers and inmates at the facility, and prevented the officer from returning to work, despite being released back to work by his medical providers.

Needing help navigating the legal system is a scary time for any individual and it difficult to know whom to trust. Colin McHugh and his colleagues bring you in as part of the team from the first meeting to help you feel heard and supported throughout the entire process. Colin helped share my truth while continuously staying professional, ethical, and supportive. I am so thankful that I was referred to Colin; it helped me in a time of need when I needed it most. I hope this office offers you the safe haven it did for me.
 Guinevere • Employment Law Client

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