Brooks v. BPM Senior Living Co.

Court of Appeals Case No.:  69332-8-I

Supreme Court Case No.:  90220-8


  1. Whether an employer fulfills its duty to assist a disabled employee in seeking alternative employment in the company when the only ‘interaction’ with the employee is a single phrase in an e-mail stating the employer “would be willing to take a look within the organization” for other jobs and then orders the employee’s final check without ever acquiring any information on the parameters of the disability or actually evaluating potential jobs.
  2. Whether this court should provide guidance interpreting RCW 49.78.300(1)(a), the statute that prevents interference with maternity leave and whether that statute is so narrowly construed that if the employer allows the employee to take maternity leave no other behavior is considered “interference”.
  3. Whether it is sexual harassment for an employer to refuse to reassign an employee so that she can breast feed her infant based on the fact that giving birth is a normal life event and only women give birth and whether the accompanying hostility experienced by the employee for taking maternity leave is also sexual harassment.
  4. Whether it is retaliation to interfere with maternity leave, refuse to reasonably accommodate a cognizable medical condition and to sever employment based upon the fact that a woman is medically compelled to nurse her baby.



State v. Sandholm

Court of Appeals Case No.:  68413-2-I

Supreme Court Case No.: 90246-1


  1. Where a defendant is convicted of Felony Driving Under the Influence (Felony DUI) or Felony Physical Control, are the only convictions that can be used to calculate the offender score those listed in former RCW 9.94A.525(2)(e) (2009)?



State v. Sandoz

Court of Appeals Case No.:  69913-0-I

Supreme Court Case No.: 90270-4


  1. A police officer observed Sandoz leave the apartment of a woman known to have drug-related convictions, saw Sandoz act surprised and nervous, heard “conflicting” stories from Sandoz and his friend as to why they were there, observed the friend slouch down in the seat of his parked Jeep as the officer drove by, and had the authority to trespass individuals who did not belong on the property.  Were these circumstances sufficient to support a reasonable suspicion that Sandoz was engaging in criminal activity?