Kelby Fletcher and Stokes Lawrence Employment Group Lawyers Recognized for Pro Bono Work

Dec 08, 2014   Print PDF

Related Practice: Employment

Stokes Lawrence Shareholder Kelby Fletcher was recently recognized in a column in the Seattle Times for representing pro bono a former employee of ServiceMaster when the company threatened to enforce a non-competition contract after the employee began work with another company. Kelby learned of the matter while reading an earlier column, authored by Danny Westneat, that told of how the $15-an-hour ServiceMaster employee was threatened with loss of his new job. ServiceMaster not only demanded he stop working for the rival company, but also prevented him from seeking employment with any company offering water- or fire-damage, janitorial, office cleaning, window washing, floor or carpet cleaning, or other services.

With the assistance of Krista Nelson, Carolyn Cairns and David Linehan, Kelby drafted a letter and submitted several disclosure requests to the company’s attorney. Within days, ServiceMaster withdrew its threat of enforcement of the noncompete agreement.