Oregon and Washington have passed laws that protect employees against discrimination because of their sexual orientation. This type of discrimination can include both adverse employment decisions and harassment.


As with sexual or racial discrimination, the consequences of violating laws against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation can be serious. It is critical that your company implement policies to prevent such discrimination or related harassment. An experienced corporate attorney can help you develop those policies and address any problems as soon as they arise.

In the event that you face a lawsuit alleging harassment or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, you will need prompt and expert assistance. Defending such claims can be difficult and intimidating. Having an experienced and compassionate employment litigation attorney by your side can make a big difference. We can guide you through the process, aggressively defend your interests, and maximize the chances of a positive outcome.

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In addition to assisting our business clients with legitimate defense, we are proud to protect the rights of employees with serious cases. If you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment based upon your sexual orientation or identity, if you have suffered significant economic losses as a result, and if the discriminatory or harassing conduct has continued even after you have reported it to your employer, our business attorneys will be happy to help you understand your options.


Eric Helmy

Corporate Lawsuit Attorney


  • 100% Satisfaction with Communication
         Eric helped represent me with a very large lawsuit that was brought against me. 100% satisfaction with communication. It was timely; it was appropriate; it was insightful, thoughtful. From beginning to end, it was very clear that my legal counsel, Eric Helmy was by far the better warrior, so to speak, the intellectually, strategically, and we clearly outthought the opposition from beginning to end, and I don’t think they knew what hit them. The opposition didn’t have any choice but to really retreat and drop the suit, so I was very satisfied.
    Aloysius Fobia, M.D. Physician in Portland, Oregon
  • He'll Respond to Me When I Need Him.
         …I believe my law case never would have got off the ground without Eric’s attention to what was happening to me. I’m an excavator, in the tough times that have come along, there’s been several instances where the big developers think they’re not going to pay me, and I feel like they’re trying to [take advantage of] me. I can call Eric,…and he’ll come down and go sit in a meeting with me and all these big developers are writing checks before we’re getting up and leaving. …It’s nice to know that I have him on retainer, and he’ll respond for me when I need him. That’s the personal service you’ll get with him…
    Brad Bartlett Bartlett Excavation & Construction, LLC
  • We Left With Important Information and a Plan
         Our first meeting with Eric was very helpful. We left with important information and a plan, and now we have our own corporation! Eric was invaluable in the writing of our bylaws and in advising our business setup. He also had great insights into owning a business in the Northwest. Having him on our company’s side makes us feel ready for the legal hurdles we will face as our business grows.
    Jaclyn Stewart CEO of Jurevicious Studios
  • We are Very Pleased
         …We’ve worked with Eric on two different contract matters and [have] been very, very pleased with his advice and all the support he’s provided to members of our organization…We were really, really pleased with the quality of work Eric delivered, all the due diligence he performed, the advice he gave to the members of our staff…We would certainly recommend Eric, and we would hope to work with him again.
    Alice Forbes