Terry A. Venneberg
Since 1994, Terry A. Venneberg has represented employees in claims against their employers. His current practice is exclusively dedicated to the representation and counseling of employees in employment-related matters and he offers excellent and vigorous representation against large and mid-sized employers and any opposing counsel.
1994 to present - Solo practitioner in Washington and Alaska with primary emphasis on representation of employees in employment-related matters.
1993 - Associate in law firm with primary emphasis on construction law.
1987 to 1992 - Associate and partner in small insurance defense firm, with primary emphasis on representing public entities in employment and personal injury cases.
Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon Juris Doctor, 1986
Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
Major: Political Science
Member, Board of Directors, Washington Employment Lawyers Association (Co-Chair of Continuing Legal Education Committee); Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
Member, Washington State Association for Justice
Member, Washington State Bar Association; Member, Alaska Bar Association
Author, After-Acquired Evidence in Employment Cases in Alaska: An Alternative Approach, Duke University School of Law, 18 Alaska Law Review 59 (2001).
Significant Court Rulings:
Ware v. GEO Group, Inc., 2009 WL 4844672 (U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington) (Denial of summary judgment on Title VII claim of retaliation for complaint of sexual harassment by co-worker)
Alawi v. Sprint Nextel Corp., 544 F.Supp.2d 1171 (W.D. Wa. 2008) (Denial of summary judgment in case involving job applicant of Middle Eastern descent brought action against prospective employer alleging that she was discriminated against with regard to an open sales position under § 1981, Title VII, and the Washington Law Against Discrimination)
EEOC v. NEA, 422 F.3d 340 (9th Cir. 2005) (Grant of summary judgment reversed where there were genuine issues of material fact concerning disparate treatment of women in hostile work environment)
Terry lives in Gig Harbor, Washington with his wife Jan, their Labrador Retriever Hannah, and their two cats, Simon and Maggie.
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Topic of the Week
The Change Up: Getting Unstuck at Work
Everybody gets stuck at work. Some people might not look like they do, but trust me everyone who doesn't have the last name of Gates, Rockefeller or Gosselin does. Which reminds me of when snowmobilers fall through thin ice each winter because the ice's t
Blog of the Week
Along with hundreds of workers rights organizations and millions of workers (whether they realized it or not!) Workplace Fairness is applauding the withdrawal this afternoon of Andrew Puzder’s nomination as Secretary of Labor. Puzder announced the following this afternoon (February 15):
Thought for the Week
"Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax deductible."
List of the Week
Date Crazy: Industries with the most dating at work
- Hospitality, 47% percent dated a co-worker
- Financial Services, 45%
- Transportation & Utilities, 43%
- Information Technology, 40%
- Healthcare, 38%
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