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:

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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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.

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"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)

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