Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson

Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson

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Can Employers Discriminate against Smokers in Texas?

According to recent statistics, nearly 20 percent of adults in the state of Texas smoke tobacco. But unlike people of specific religions or races, smokers…

Dan Atkerson May 29, 2015

Are There Exceptions to At-Will Employment Laws?

Texas is an “at-will” employment state. This means that both employee and employer are free to terminate their relationship to one another at any time,…

Dan Atkerson May 27, 2015

What Is the Texas Payday Law?

When the Texas Workforce Commission investigates wage claims, it does so under Chapter 61 of the Texas Labor Code, known as the Texas Payday Law.

This…

Dan Atkerson May 25, 2015

Texas Employee Sues Company for FMLA Violations

A Houston man has filed a complaint against his employer after the company allegedly violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a law requiring…

Dan Atkerson May 22, 2015

Are English-Only Rules Discriminatory?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) usually considers rules requiring the use of English discriminatory under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.…

Dan Atkerson May 20, 2015

Should the U.S. Guarantee Paid Maternity Leave?

Did you know that the United States is one of only two countries that do not offer paid maternity leave for new mothers? (The other…

Dan Atkerson May 18, 2015

Can Lunch Invitations Be Considered Sexual Harassment?

The Texas Supreme Court recently reversed a jury decision awarding $1 million to a San Antonio woman who claimed to have suffered workplace retaliation. The…

Dan Atkerson May 15, 2015

Texas Man Sues for Age, Race and Disability Discrimination

For one Texas man, the spirit of discrimination is alive and well. The man has worked for SAIA Motor Freight Line LLC of Dallas for…

Dan Atkerson May 13, 2015

What Is a BFOQ?

Last week we discussed disparate impact vs. direct mistreatment in sex and gender discrimination cases, and we lightly touched on the idea of a bona…

Dan Atkerson May 11, 2015

Texas Man Wins Disability Discrimination Settlement

A Texas man will receive a $59,000 settlement from his former employer, Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (H&P) after a lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity…

Dan Atkerson May 08, 2015

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