Bay Area Gender/Sex Discrimination Attorneys

Your Employer Cannot Discriminate Against You Because of Your Gender

Gender discrimination is just one of many types of unjust or prejudicial treatments employees face on the job and that we fight in court. For more about our Employment Law legal services, please see our “Bay Area Employment Law Attorney” page. Or for other types of employee work-related issues we fight for our clients, see the links to the right.

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 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 the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 gender/sex discrimination or harassment.



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 (935) 937-3900 or submit the form to the right.

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.

We have four offices to serve you in Oakland, Orinda, Redding and Chico, and serve clients throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area including the entire Silicon Valley and throughout California.










1414 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612
PH: (510) 832-4295
FX: (510) 832-4364

25 Orinda Way, Suite 250
Orinda, CA 94563
PH: (925) 937-3900
FX: (925) 937-3905

1650 Oregon Street, Suite 201
Redding, CA 96001
PH: (530) 830-FIRE

116 W 2nd Street, Suite 6
Chico, CA 95928
PH: (530) 830-3473

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President, Phoenix Logistics Inc.