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Oakland Gender & Sex Discrimination Lawyer

Your Employer Cannot Discriminate Against You Because of Your Gender


Women now work or serve anywhere from the boardroom to the battlefield. However, despite these successes and general acceptance of women’s rights, unequal treatment and harassment of women still persists – especially in positions that had been traditionally reserved for men.

If you are a victim of gender/sex discrimination or harassment, the law is on your side. You can take legal action against your employer to right this wrong.

Gender discrimination, also known as sexual discrimination, is any action that specifically denies opportunities, privileges, or rewards to a person (or a group) because of their gender. This discrimination often lies beneath the surface and is evidenced by the reluctance to hire women (e.g., though selection criteria or interview processes that are designed to disfavor women), lower salaries than equally qualified men, differing evaluation criteria between men and women, and lower chances of promotion.

Sexual harassment is a concept that is unfortunately all too familiar to many women. It can take many forms including unwanted, inappropriate, or insulting sexist comments or jokes directed at you or any other women, sharing of inappropriate emails, viewing or posting of inappropriate materials or pictures, pressure or requests for dates, romantic involvement or sex, and physical contact or even sexual assault.

Sex discrimination and sexual harassment are illegal. Your employer’s responsibility not to discriminate based on sex begins even before an individual is hired. Your employer must also protect you from sexual harassment.

If you are a victim of gender/sex discrimination or harassment, the law is on your side. You can take legal action against your employer to right this wrong.

Venardi Zurada LLP is a law firm serving California. We are experienced and effective Oakland gender & sex discrimination lawyers 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 gender/sex 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.

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.

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