Jun 6 2019
AG Ferguson: Washington Supreme Court unanimously upholds decision protecting rights of gay and lesbian couples
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court today upheld its previous decision in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against a Richland florist. The court again found that Arlene’s Flowers violated Washington’s Consumer Protection Act and the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) by refusing to serve a same-sex couple seeking to buy wedding flowers in 2013.
Jan 31 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined 18 other attorneys general in urging U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to withdraw proposed rule changes that protect sexual harassment and violence survivors.
Dec 10 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Governor Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan today submitted a comment letter criticizing proposed Trump Administration rules targeting immigrants. The revisions to the so-called “public charge” rule would harm Washingtonians, causing children – citizens and non-citizens alike – to forfeit meals, health insurance, and a roof over their heads.
Oct 18 2018
Horning Brothers to pay $525,000 to resolve civil rights lawsuit brought by attorney general over sexual harassment of agricultural workers
SPOKANE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Horning Brothers, LLC, a Quincy-based agricultural company, will pay $525,000 in a civil rights enforcement action claiming sexual harassment of multiple female agricultural workers, discriminatory hiring and sex-segregated employment practices and retaliation against workers who reported the improper conduct.
Jul 26 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today, after U.S. District Court Judge Jesse M. Furman rejected the Trump Administration’s attempt to dismiss Ferguson’s multistate lawsuit over the federal government’s decision to include a question about citizenship status in the 2020 U.S. Census.
Jul 24 2018
AG Ferguson investigation leads to Facebook making nationwide changes to prohibit discriminatory advertisements on its platform
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Facebook signed a legally binding agreement with his office to make significant changes to its advertising platform by removing the ability of third-party advertisers to exclude ethnic and religious minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and other protected groups from seeing their ads.
Jun 25 2018
OLYMPIA — The United States Supreme Court today sent the Arlene’s Flowers case back to the Washington State Supreme Court to review the case in light of the recent ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
Jun 4 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement in response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission:
Apr 17 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today released a guide designed to be posted in workplaces to educate Washingtonians about their rights regarding sexual harassment in the workplace.
Apr 17 2018
El Procurador General Ferguson emite volantes bilingües sobre “conocer sus derechos” para combatir el acoso sexual en el lugar de trabajo
El Procurador General Bob Ferguson publicó hoy una guía diseñada para publicación en los lugares de trabajo con el fin de educar a los residentes de Washington sobre sus derechos con respecto al acoso sexual en el lugar de trabajo.