Tacoma, Washington Employment Lawyer

5224 Olympic Drive
Suite 110
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Phone: 253-858-6601
Fax: 253-858-6603
Mt. Rainier, Washington

Employment Lawyer for the South Puget Sound

Since 1994, Terry A. Venneberg has provided counseling and representation to employees in employment-related cases and situations. Terry has achieved successful results on behalf of his clients in a wide variety of cases, including those involving employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, deprivation of civil rights, defamation and wrongful termination. Terry is licensed to practice law in Washington and Alaska, and provides counseling and representation to clients in both states. Terry believes that it is important for employees to be fully informed of their rights in the workplace, and he places the emphasis of his practice on providing complete and professional legal advice and services to his clients, as well as aggressive and thorough representation in all matters which proceed to litigation.

Terry provides counseling and representation of clients in state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies, on matters which include the following:

  • Employment Discrimination (Race, Gender, Age, Disability, Religion, National Origin)
  • Sexual Harassment, or Other Discriminatory Hostile Environment
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Violations of Employment Contracts
  • Whistle Blower Rights (Retaliation for reporting employers who endanger public safety)
  • Public Employee Rights (Local, State and Federal Government)
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Review or Negotiation of Severance Agreements.

Located in Gig Harbor, Washington, Terry A. Venneberg, Attorney at Law, represents clients in employment law matters throughout the Puget Sound region, with primary emphasis in South Puget Sound, Tacoma, Pierce County, Kitsap County and the Olympic Peninsula.

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Topic of the Week

Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employee is subjected to negative employment action, harassment, or denial of certain benefits because of their sexual orientation, or the sexual orientation of someone they are close to. S

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Blog of the Week

Economy Gains 75,000 Jobs in May; Unemployment Steady at 3.6%

The U.S. economy gained 75,000 jobs in May, and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage growth of 3.1% was lower than last month's 3.4% and, a downward revision of 75,000 for the job numbers for March and April signals that the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee needs to inch down interest rates.

Thought for the Week

"Increase in support for transgender rights tracks fairly closely with the large increase in support for gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans, having a close relationship with someone transgender is strongly correlated with holding more supportive views of transgender rights."

–Robert P. Jones, the CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

Top searches in discrimination this week:

  • Sexual and Gender Discrimination
  • Pay Discrimination
  • Proving Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination

 

 

 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. The US economic recovery is far from being a world record
  2. Congress hasn't raised the minimum wage in 3,614 days. It's time to put hard-working Americans first
  3. West Virginia’s Senate Goes To War With Teachers, Again
  4. Most Gig Workers Won’t Be Seen as Employees, Trump Lawyers Say
  5. ‘Now I know I’m not alone.’ Study highlights challenges LGBTQ workers in STEM face