Jared Hawkins

Jared Hawkins

Virtual In-House Counsel
  • Landlord Tenant, Employment Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Washington
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Practice Areas
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Consumer Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Small Claims
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Virtual In-House Counsel
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Defense Counsel
United States Air Force Attorney
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Asst Staff Judge Advocate
United States Air Force Attorney
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Education
Brigham Young University
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Cum laude
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Brigham Young University
B.S. | Political Science, Business
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Honors: Cum laude
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Professional Associations
Rotary International
Member
- Current
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Washington State Bar  # 35426
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. A friend was recently laid off, She was told her job was eliminated. It has instead been given to another employee.
A: Washington is an at-will employment state, which means that those employees whose jobs aren't protected by an employment contract, collective bargaining agreement, or some other similar protection (i.e., most of us) can be terminated without cause (i.e., without grounds) as long as the termination wasn't based on the employee's position in a protected class (i.e., gender, race, etc.). In short, unless the reason for your friend's termination was because of race, gender, age, disability, etc., the termination likely wasn't wrongful.
Q. On lt duty at work on an L&I claim. was told that I could leave, next day I was fired for walking off the job.now what?
A: Well, if you believe you were retaliated against by your employer because you had an open L&I claim you can file a retaliation claim with L&I within 90 days of your termination. You could also consult with a private attorney to see if there are also grounds for a lawsuit for wrongful termination (you haven't provided enough facts to make that determine based on your description). Good luck.
Q. Can an employer be sued if they didnt follow the collective barging agreement. and you are terminated
A: Sometimes. The CBA will often describe what the remedies are the process that should be followed if the CBA is violated. For example, a lot of CBA's require arbitration. I suggest you get a copy of the CBA and see if the Union will represent you or go see a private employment law attorney. Good luck.
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2225 Isaacs, Suite A
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Telephone: (509) 529-5175