Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson

Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson


Dallas Waffle House Fires Employee for Having Too Many Kids, Lawsuit Says

A Waffle House in the Dallas area faces a lawsuit from a former manager-in-training who says she was fired because she had too many children…

Dan Atkerson Jun 19, 2015

Willie Nelson Shows Support for Texas LGBT Community, Endorses Statewide Anti-Discrimination Group

Country music legend Willie Nelson recently endorsed Texas Wins, an anti-discrimination group that focuses on fighting discrimination against LGBTQ people in Texas.

“Discrimination against the LGBT…

Dan Atkerson Jun 17, 2015

EEOC Sues Texas Concrete Company Alleging Disability Discrimination

Employers are not allowed to terminate an employee based on his or her disability status under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but one Texas man…

Dan Atkerson Jun 12, 2015

SCOTUS Rules for Elauf in Religious Discrimination Case

The high-profile case of Samantha Elauf reached a milestone on June 1 when the Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of clothing…

Dan Atkerson Jun 10, 2015

“No Pregnancy in the Workplace” Rule Is Illegal

Nonprofits are not immune from federal discrimination regulations. A U.S. District Court has told United Bible Fellowship Ministries, Inc., a group providing housing and care to…

Dan Atkerson Jun 08, 2015

Defamation of Character: Per Quod vs. Per Se

Defamation of character is a problem that employees can face in the workplace, or even when searching for a job. Defamation is split into two…

Dan Atkerson Jun 05, 2015

Should Companies Be Required to Grant Paid Sick Leave?

Not every company offers its employees paid sick leave. For many low-income earners, getting sick is never just a minor inconvenience. It can mean missing…

Dan Atkerson Jun 03, 2015

Texas Worker Files Lawsuit for Retaliation – Know Your Rights!

Federal laws prevent employers from retaliating against employees who cooperate with investigators looking into company abuses, but despite this, a Texas man is filing a…

Dan Atkerson Jun 01, 2015

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