Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson Archives

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…

Posted by Dan Atkerson on 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,…

Posted by Dan Atkerson on 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.


Posted by Dan Atkerson on 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…

Posted by Dan Atkerson on 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.…

Posted by Dan Atkerson on 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…

Posted by Dan Atkerson on 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…

Posted by Dan Atkerson on 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…

Posted by Dan Atkerson on 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…

Posted by Dan Atkerson on 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…

Posted by Dan Atkerson on May 08, 2015

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Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson

Dan A. Atkerson has been protecting the rights of North Texas employees for over nearly four decades. He is affiliated with several prestigious legal organizations, including: 

  • The State Bar of Texas
  • The Dallas Bar Association
  • The United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
  • Texas Supreme Court and all Texas trial and appellate courts
  • Texas federal courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Through aggressive, knowledgeable representation, he has helped clients all over the state reach significant verdicts and settlements. To schedule a consultation at our law firm, request an appointment online or call us at (214) 383-3606.

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