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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Infectious Diseases and the Workplace

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Thought for the Week

"In an ideal world, of course, being transgender would be about as relevant to the job application process as having brown eyes. But in the current environment, accepting the unfortunate inevitability—or at least, the likelihood—of being outed may be an important first step depending on one’s individual situation."

–Samantha Allen of the Daily Beast

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from EVERFI, Inc.

Transgender issues in the workplace that include frequent discrimination and harassment.

While some trans friendly workplaces exist, tragically, transgender employees still frequently experience targeted harassment and discrimination in the workplace. While reported rates of such treatment vary, according to a 2011 survey, 90 percent of respondents claimed to have “directly experienced harassment or mistreatment at work.”

This harassment and mistreatment can manifest in a number of ways—survey respondents noted the following rates of mistreatment.

  • 50% reported being harassment by coworkers
  • 41% said they’d been asked inappropriate questions about their transgender or surgical status
  • 23% said they’ve missed out on a promotion
  • 20% said they were prevented from directly contacting clients
  • 7% reported experiencing physical violence
  • 6% being sexually assaulted

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