Tacoma, Washington Employment Lawyer

5224 Olympic Drive
Suite 110
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Phone: 253-858-6601
Fax: 253-858-6603
Terry A. Venneberg - Tacoma, Washington Emloyment Lawyer

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.

Legal Experience:

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.

Law School:

Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon Juris Doctor, 1986

Undergraduate School:

Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
B.A., 1983
Major: Political Science

Memberships:

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

Articles:

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:

Weil v. Citizens Telecom Services Company, LLC, 922 F.3d 993 (9th Cir. 2019) (Reversal of a grant of summary judgment on a failure-to-promote race discrimination claim under Title VII and 42 U.S.C. 1981)

Hendrickson v. Nichols, 2018 WL 5295199 (W.D. Wash.) (Denial of summary judgment in section 1983 sexual harassment case against county prosecutor)

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)

Personal Information:

Terry lives in Gig Harbor, Washington with his wife Jan, their dogs Hannah and Horton, and their cat Maggie.

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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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