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

Gender Identity Discrimination

Discrimination based on gender identity is not specifically prohibited under federal law at this time, but there are legislative efforts to pass federal laws to make it explicitly illegal. There is also some case law interpreting sex discrimination laws t

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Blog of the Week

The thing about systemic racism is it's systemic: This week in the war on workers

Black people have been more likely to lose their jobs during the pandemic than white people, but they also disproportionately work at essential jobs that require them to expose themselves to possible infection.

Thought for the Week

"As more and more people come out, especially as trans and nonbinary, our rights in the workplace and the discrimination we face grows all the more prevalent."

–Noor Al-Sibai | Queer Journalist and member of the Industrial Workers of the World’s (IWW) Freelance Journalists Union

List of the Week

from National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

Transgender Employment Statistics

  • More than one in four trans workers have lost a job due to bias
  • Over three-fourths of trans workers reported that they’ve experienced discrimination at work.
  • 30% of trans workers report experiencing harassment at work.
  • Trans workers experience unemployment at a rate three times higher than those in the general population do.
  • For trans workers of color, the unemployment rate is four times higher.

Top Five News Headlines

  1. How the American Worker Got Fleeced
  2. Unemployment rate at 11.1% in June, another 1.4 million workers filed jobless claims last week
  3. Busse Combat Knife Company Pays $20,900 to Settle EEOC Disability Discharge Suit
  4. 6 Ways To Cultivate A Workplace Culture That Inspires Diversity And Inclusion
  5. Stripping Away Bias, One Avatar At A Time