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

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.

Thought for the Week

"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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from Workplace Fairness

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