Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson

Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson


Did You Know These Were Illegal Interview Questions?

Workplace discrimination is a sad truth in every part of employment. Sometime, it even starts before you get the job. Asking certain questions during a…

Dan Atkerson Nov 30, 2015

How Bad Is Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace?

Workplace discrimination affects all people, but few experience such vehement and blatant discrimination as those who identify as transgender. The recent repeal of HERO, Houston’s…

Dan Atkerson Nov 27, 2015

Why Do Cancer Survivors Experience Workplace Discrimination?

Researchers at Penn State University recently conducted a study that found cancer survivors were less likely to get call-backs than other job applicants.

The study compared…

Dan Atkerson Nov 25, 2015

HERO Opposition May Attack Dallas Equal Rights Ordinance Next

Shortly after the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance’s demise, the same people that fought so hard to kill it have turned their sights to Dallas’s equivalent.…

Dan Atkerson Nov 23, 2015

A Man’s Job: Gender Discrimination Against Men

Employers and employees alike are accustomed to being on the lookout for gender discrimination against women, but sometimes, men find themselves discriminated against in much…

Dan Atkerson Nov 20, 2015

Myth Busting: The Most Common Overtime Violations

State and federal law regarding overtime can be quite complicated, which some employers try to take advantage of in order to get out of paying…

Dan Atkerson Nov 18, 2015

What Does HERO’s Demise Mean for LGBT Employees in Houston?

If you haven’t already heard, Houston residents have voted to reject HERO. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance would have afforded protection against workplace discrimination for…

Dan Atkerson Nov 16, 2015

Scientists Created Fake Resumes to Prove Disability Discrimination

Researchers at Rutgers and Syracuse Universities have concluded that many employers still practice disability discrimination in hiring practices.

Scientists at each school created and mailed out fake resumes…

Dan Atkerson Nov 13, 2015

Five Remedies for Age Discrimination

In decades past, baby boomers commonly repeated the phrase, “don’t trust anyone over 30,” but these days, when the youngest of the boomers is 51,…

Dan Atkerson Nov 11, 2015

Paul Ryan Opposes Paid Family Leave While Asking for More Family Time

Paul Ryan opposes paid family leave, but recently rejected a proposal to run for House Speaker citing that he would not have enough time for…

Dan Atkerson Nov 09, 2015

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