Successful Washington Employment Lawyer
At the Washington office of Terry A. Venneberg, Attorney at Law, we consistently provide effective representation for victims of employee discrimination and harassment.
If you are suffering from discrimination on the basis of gender, race, religion or disability, or if you have been sexually harassed at work, contact us to discuss your situation. We will put over 20 years employment law experience to work for you.
Proven Record of Success
Recently, Mr. Venneberg obtained a jury verdict, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of an applicant who had been rejected for employment due to a perceived disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. View the press release issued by the EEOC.
Among the other results obtained by Mr. Venneberg in recent years on behalf of his clients are the following:
- Represented six employees in a case filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission involving claims of sexual harassment and retaliation, and obtained a settlement of $475,000 on behalf of those employees.
- Represented three former female employees of a teachers' union in a gender harassment case, also filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, who resolved their claims for payment of $750,000.
- Obtained a jury verdict in Superior Court in Tacoma, Washington, in the amount of $119,543 on behalf of an employee who was retaliated against for filing a workers compensation claim. The verdict included an award of $98,000 for emotional distress stemming from the dismissal.
- Represented two of the eight women who brought claims for sexual harassment resulting in a class action settlement between the EEOC and Horseshoe Lake Golf Course for $367.000.
- Obtained a settlement of $750,000 on behalf of a former Financial Advisor against the financial services firm Morgan Stanley on claims of gender discrimination and defamation.
- Represented the lead class member in a sexual harassment class action lawsuit filed by the EEOC which settled for payment of $470,000.
- Represented four employees of the State of Washington in a case alleging age discrimination which resolved for payment of $200,000.
- Represented six employees of the Annette Island School in Alaska in a case alleging race discrimination that resolved for payment of $442,500.
- Represented two women who were sexually harassed in their employment at a bowling lanes and casino in which a verdict of $565,000 was obtained.
Terry A. Venneberg Weekly Weekly
Topic of the Week
Surviving Job Insecurity
According to economists the recession is mostly in our rear view mirror so there should be more job security, correct? Welcome to the new normal, unfortunately, where job insecurity is the norm.
Blog of the Week
According to an analysis of new data on business creation from the Census Bureau conducted by the National Women's Business Council, woman-owned businesses increased 27.5 percent between 2007 and 2012, adding 2.1 million to the total, outpacing the 20 percent growth they saw in the five years before that. Women now run more than 36 percent of all businesses (that aren't farms), up from just under 30 percent in 2007.
Thought for the Week
"It's a recession if your neighbor loses his job, a depression if you lose yours."
–President Harry Truman
List of the Week
From My Cold Dead Hands: Things I Won't Give Up.
- Internet connection, 57%
- Driving, 44%
- Pet, 39%
- Cable TV, 29%
- Mobile phone, 24%
Top Five News Headlines
- Brooklyn Nail Salons Protest Increased Regulations With One Day Strike
- Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought
- In landmark case, labor board will let more workers bargain with their employer's employer
- Longer Hours, More Stress, No Extra Pay: It's Not Just Amazon, It's the Modern Workplace
- Gap To End On-Call Scheduling For Workers