Ryan Johnson and Scott James Fight for City of Woodway Employee Subjected to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Yost Zakhary was employed by the City of Woodway in various capacities for more than 30 years, serving as City Manager and Chief of Police for more than 17 years. Over a number of years, Zakhary has allegedly made lewd, offensive, and sexualized comments while in the workplace and engaged in sexualized, unwanted touching of one or more female employees.

In 2016, the United States Government released a comprehensive study of workplace harassment in the United States, which concluded that 50% of women report having experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, but that 75% of all workplace harassment incidents go unreported. Ryan Johnson and Scott James are proud to represent one City of Woodway employee that refused to let such sexual misconduct go unreported.

Stay up to date on all of the latest news related to this case:

4/10/18 - Woodway City Manager resigns amid allegations of sexual harassment

4/10/18 - Correction: Woodway manager resigns, city won't pay out his contract

4/9/18 - Woodway City Council makes city manager's resignation immediate

4/9/18 - Woodway City Council Accepts City Manager's Resignation

4/9/18 - Longtime Woodway city manager Zakhary resigns amid sexual harassment complaints

3/31/18 - People in Woodway react to Zakhary's paid administrative leave

3/30/18 - Woodway city manager placed on administrative leave

3/30/18 - Woodway city manager placed on administrative leave

3/27/18 - Legal experts: Lawsuit could mean mounting evidence for Woodway city manager

3/26/18 - Woodway employee sues city for alleged sexual harassment

3/20/18 - Woodway Police Cheif resigned amid allegations of inappropriate comments, will remain City Manager