Tacoma, Washington Employment Lawyer

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

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Successful Washington Employment Lawyer

At the Washington office of Terry A. Venneberg, Attorney at Law, we consistently provide effective representation for victims of employee discrimination and harassment.

If you are suffering from discrimination on the basis of gender, race, religion or disability, or if you have been sexually harassed at work, contact us to discuss your situation. We will put over 20 years employment law experience to work for you.

Proven Record of Success

Recently, Mr. Venneberg obtained a settlement of $350,000 on behalf of a woman who had been sexually harassed by her supervisor, who was an elected County Prosecutor. Here is the news coverage of the settlement: News Story

In another recent case, Mr. Venneberg obtained a jury verdict, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of an applicant who had been rejected for employment due to a perceived disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Among the other results obtained by Mr. Venneberg in recent years on behalf of his clients are the following:

  • Represented six employees in a case filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission involving claims of sexual harassment and retaliation, and obtained a settlement of $475,000 on behalf of those employees.
  • Represented three former female employees of a teachers' union in a gender harassment case, also filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, who resolved their claims for payment of $750,000.
  • Obtained a jury verdict in Superior Court in Tacoma, Washington, in the amount of $119,543 on behalf of an employee who was retaliated against for filing a workers compensation claim. The verdict included an award of $98,000 for emotional distress stemming from the dismissal.
  • Represented two of the eight women who brought claims for sexual harassment resulting in a class action settlement between the EEOC and Horseshoe Lake Golf Course for $367.000.
  • Obtained a settlement of $750,000 on behalf of a former Financial Advisor against the financial services firm Morgan Stanley on claims of gender discrimination and defamation.
  • Represented the lead class member in a sexual harassment class action lawsuit filed by the EEOC which settled for payment of $470,000.
  • Represented four employees of the State of Washington in a case alleging age discrimination which resolved for payment of $200,000.
  • Represented six employees of the Annette Island School in Alaska in a case alleging race discrimination that resolved for payment of $442,500.
  • Represented two women who were sexually harassed in their employment at a bowling lanes and casino in which a verdict of $565,000 was obtained.

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Topic of the Week

Harassment - Employer Policies

Generally an employer provides its employees with a handbook or workplace policies to set forth expected behavior and procedures within the workplace. Employer policies can impact your ability to bring a claim in court and in some cases can create contrac

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Blog of the Week

'This is my home': Undocumented students, educators await a DACA decision

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented students across the country live with the fear that they could face deportation and an end to their plans for higher education.

Thought for the Week

"Requiring former employees to contact the company’s legal department before speaking up is a huge barrier. If NBCUniversal is truly committed to letting survivors and employees speak out about sexual harassment at the network, it should simply release them from their non-disclosure agreements. There is no reason to place the burden on those who choose to speak to reveal themselves in advance to NBCUniversal. This is an example of the burdens that perpetuate fear and silence, no matter what new policies and trainings may say."

–Tina Tchen, the incoming president and CEO of the Time’s Up organization

List of the Week

from Hiscox

2018 Hiscox Workplace Harassment Study

  • Among survey respondents 35% of workers feel they have been harassed at work. Among women, the figure is even higher at 41%.
  • Among survey respondents who said they were harassed, 78% said their harassers were men, and 73% said they were harassed by someone who was in a senior position to them in the organization.
  • Over half (53%) of those who experienced harassment didn’t report it because they feared a hostile work environment.
  • Nearly as many (46%) cited a fear of retaliation (such as being terminated from their job) as a top reason for keeping quiet. 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Adecco USA to Pay $49,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit
  2. 67% of workers say spending too much time in meetings distracts them from doing their job
  3. Steve Wynn Claims He Can't Be Punished For Sexual Harassment Because He Is No Longer at Company
  4. EEOC Plans to Stop Providing Official Time to Union Reps Governmentwide
  5. How Getting Sued For Workplace Discrimination Can Lead To More Diverse Teams