San Francisco Bay Area Sexual Orientation and LGBT Discrimination Lawyers

Your Employer Cannot Discriminate Against You Because of Your Sexual Orientation

Sexual orientation 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.

Much has changed for the better when it comes to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) individuals and this positive trend has also spilled over into employment because of specific laws that protect employees due to their sexual orientation.

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

Discrimination against LGBT individuals is any action that specifically denies opportunities, privileges, or rewards to a person (or a group) because of their sexual orientation. This discrimination often lies beneath the surface and is evidenced by reluctance to hire LGBT people (e.g., though selection criteria or interview processes that are designed to disfavor them), and may take the form of lower salaries than equally qualified people, differing evaluation criteria, and lower chances of promotion.

Harassment based on sexual orientation usually takes the form of unwanted, inappropriate, or insulting comments or jokes directed at you or any other LGBT person. It can also involve unwanted physical contact or even sexual assault.

The Law Is on Your Side. So Are We.

Discrimination and harassment based on a person’s sexual orientation is illegal. If you are a victim of sexual orientation 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 sexual orientation 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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