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Kira J. Johal

Associate
Seattle

P 206-626-6431
F 206-405-4450
Kira.Johal@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Kira J. Johal is an Associate in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counsel.

While attending the University of Washington School of Law, Ms. Johal was the Articles Editor of the Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy and a member of the Editorial Staff for the Education Law & Policy Society. She was also the Co-Director of the Pro Bono Project for the Education Law & Policy Society and was a Board member for the Center for Human Rights & Justice Society. She also participated in the Worker’s Rights Clinic assisting low wage workers understand their employment rights in the workplace. During her second year of law school, Ms. Johal was a recipient of the 2017 Jackson Lewis Diversity Scholarship.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis as an Associate, Ms. Johal was a Summer Associate and Law Clerk with the firm’s Seattle office, where she assisted in a variety of matters, including preparing cases for mediation, researching issues of law, and defending administrative charges.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • King County Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Labor and Employment Law Section
     

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Wounded Warriors, Pro Bono Attorney

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April 3, 2018

Washington State Enacts New Laws Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

April 3, 2018

Responding to the national “#MeToo” movement, Washington has enacted four new workplace laws intended primarily to protect victims of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. The first new law relates to protection for victims of domestic violence and was discussed in our article, Washington Expands Employment Discrimination... Read More

March 22, 2018

Washington Expands Employment Discrimination Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

March 22, 2018

Job applicants and employees in Washington who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking will have new protections against employment discrimination under a law that will go into effect on June 7, 2018. “An Act relating to protecting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking from employment... Read More

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Washington Supreme Court Confirms Higher Standard for Harassment at a “Place of Public Accommodation”
June 25, 2019

Under the Washington State Law Against Discrimination (“WLAD”), the statute prohibits “places of public accommodation” discriminating against individuals on the basis of sex, race, national origin, and sexual orientation. RCW 49.60.215. Read More