AG Ferguson, NY AG James lead 21 attorneys general arguing to block Idaho’s discriminatory transgender bathroom law
Attorney General Bob Ferguson and New York Attorney General Letitia James are leading a coalition of 21 attorneys general to file a brief seeking to block an Idaho law that categorically bars transgender students from using school facilities like bathrooms or locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that his office will partner with tribes across Washington to research, identify and create an inventory of cold cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous people that date back more than 40 years.
AG Ferguson files lawsuit against O’Reilly Auto Parts for discrimination and retaliation against pregnant employees
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a civil rights lawsuit today accusing the corporate retailer O’Reilly Auto Parts of systemic discrimination and retaliation against the company’s pregnant employees.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in 303 Creative v. Elenis:
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a Sunnyside mushroom farm will pay $3.4 million to resolve a lawsuit asserting unfair, deceptive and discriminatory actions against female farmworkers and Washington-based workers.
Judge confirms Attorney General’s authority to investigate potential race discrimination by auto insurers PEMCO and Progressive
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that a Thurston County Superior Court judge rejected an attempt by PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company and subsidiaries of the Progressive Corporation to stop his office’s investigation of potential race discrimination against Washington drivers. The companies both use consumer credit histories — or “credit-based insurance scores” derived from a consumer’s credit history — to decide whether to sell, and at what price to sell, their auto insurance products, despite evidence that this practice disproportionately harms people of color.
AG Ferguson: Judge dismisses Seattle Pacific University’s lawsuit to stop Attorney General inquiry into discrimination complaints
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that a federal judge dismissed Seattle Pacific University’s attempt to stop his office’s investigation into potential illegal discrimination by the university’s administration.
AG Ferguson files civil rights lawsuit against mushroom producer Ostrom for discriminating against domestic farmworkers and women
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ostrom Mushroom Farms in Sunnyside for discriminating against U.S. residents and women, and retaliating against workers who spoke out. Ostrom abused the H-2A system by systematically firing its majority-female, Washington mushroom pickers and replacing them with H-2A foreign agricultural workers who were mostly male. Foreign H-2A workers have fewer rights than U.S.-based workers.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson released a statement confirming that his office is investigating potential illegal discrimination by Seattle Pacific University’s administration. The statement follows the University’s lawsuit seeking to block the investigation.
AG Ferguson: Sorority must provide more than $500k in relief for housing fees it unlawfully charged UW students during COVID-19
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Alpha Omicron Pi, a national sorority, must refund or waive the housing fees it unlawfully charged dozens of University of Washington students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sorority charged thousands of dollars in housing fees in 2020 and 2021, even though COVID-19 prevented the students from accessing sorority housing — a violation of Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency eviction moratorium.