Oakland Age Discrimination Lawyer
An Employer Cannot Discriminate Against You Because of Your Age
Despite the wealth of experience, knowledge, and competence that older employees (defined as those 40 years of age or more) contribute to the workplace, they are sometimes discriminated against because they are wrongly perceived as more costly to have on staff, not as adaptable, and unlikely to remain with the employer for longer periods of time. Age discrimination occurs in hiring, promotion, and retention practices, contact our experienced Oakland age discrimination lawyers to learn more.
How can you tell that you have been discriminated against because of your age?
Obviously, employers will do all they can to keep it from looking like they are discriminating against you because of your age. The courts know this and will therefore look to circumstantial evidence to determine whether a person was discriminated against because of their age.
The most clear sign of discriminatory intent would be age-related harassing behavior that is either committed or tolerated by decision makers. This can take many forms including inappropriate comments or jokes directed at older workers. Sometimes this type of harassment creates a hostile work environment and may give rise to a harassment claim.
Other times the comments or jokes may not be pervasive enough to create a hostile work environment but are evidence of a discriminatory intent on the part of decision makers who either participate in the conduct or condone it. Generally, the most tangible and hurtful aspect of age discrimination is the different treatment that you may receive at work compared to other younger workers in terms of hiring, working conditions, evaluations, promotions, and termination.
Employers, attempting to camouflage their illegal actions will point to non-age related factors such as reductions in the workforce, corporate downsizing, or reorganization for the illegal actions. For example, there may be a “layoff” ostensibly due to lack of work or budget problems during which you, and perhaps other older employees, are terminated while younger employees are allowed to stay and take over your duties. In some cases, an employer may even be advertising for and/or hiring younger employees to pick up the excess work.
If you are a victim of age discrimination or harassment, the law is on your side
The law protects workers from employment discrimination based upon their age. You can take legal action against your employer to right this wrong. Venardi Zurada LLP is a firm serving California. We are experienced and effective attorneys who work on a contingency basis meaning that you do not pay us until we recover money for you. We offer free consultations to evaluate whether or not you have a legal claim for age discrimination or harassment.
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If you are an employee who feels their rights have been violated, or you need help negotiating or reviewing your employee contract, please call to speak to one of our expert employment law attorneys at 925-937-3900 or submit our form.
When litigation or mediation is involved, and we are able to take your case, there is never any fee or expense to you of any kind until you get paid! That means we pay all litigation costs which you will not be required to pay back, and we only get paid if you get paid.
You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland litigators:
We have served Northern California for over 35 years.
Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.
In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.
We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.
We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.
We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.
We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.
We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.
There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.
Dedicated Areas of Practice
We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:
Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.
Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.
The Sooner You Speak to an Attorney, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.
Contact the Oakland litigation attorneys at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.