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

Family Medical Leave Act - What does it provide and are you protected?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was created to help employees balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of their families. The Act requires covered employers to provide reasonable unpaid leave to employees for certain family and medical

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Blog of the Week

Time’s Up: Time to Reconsider the “Severe and Pervasive” Standard for Sexual Harassment

The #MeToo movement has helped thousands of sexual harassment victims get justice against their harassers. Unfortunately for Amy Swyear, the Seventh Circuit has yet to realize the effects of the movement.

Thought for the Week

"Employers are increasingly using non-disclosure agreements to force workers to sign away their rights to speak out about harassment. By prohibiting this practice, the EMPOWER Act will help ensure that everyone has a safe and dignified work environment."

–U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

Top searches in Benefits and Leaves this week:

  • Vacation pay
  • Disability leave
  • Meal and rest breaks
  • Sick leave

Top Five News Headlines

  1. For Many Low Wage Workers, Housing Is Out Of Reach
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  3. The Oakland Teachers’ Strike Revealed California’s Education Crisis
  4. Kickstarter Employees Plan to Unionize
  5. Even tech workers can’t afford to buy homes in San Francisco