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
Over 55 Is The New 40
Many people in their fifties think they're unemployable. But, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate of people 55 and older is the lowest of any age group. Here are some tips on how to make your age work for you.
Blog of the Week
Last week, longtime Fox News anchor and host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News, alleging that he sexually harassed her in the workplace. Within a day, Ailes and his lawyers asked a court to force the case into arbitration, under a special gag order that would block anyone from publicly disclosing any of the evidence in the case or the outcome of the arbitration.
Thought for the Week
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
List of the Week
Training, Not: The Lack of Sales Training
- One-in-six sales managers in firms that have missed revenue goals in the last year cited a lack of sales training as a cause.
- 25% of sales leaders don't provide any formal sales training
- Of those that offer sales training, 64% say the training is only somewhat effective
Top Five News Headlines
- New overtime rule could help millions
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- Canada Post issues 72-hour lockout notice, work stoppage possible Friday