Dallas Employment Discrimination Lawyer
Have you been treated unfairly at work? You may have grounds for an employment discrimination lawsuit.
Employment discrimination lawyer Dan A. Atkerson has protected workers in Dallas, TX, since 1984.
If you would like to discuss your case with Mr. Atkerson, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation...
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Workers who experience employment discrimination in Dallas, TX, often feel isolated, frustrated, and helpless. It can be difficult to know where to turn in circumstances like these. Fortunately, employment lawyer Dan A. Atkerson is available to listen to the details of your situation and honestly advise whether you have a winnable workplace discrimination case on your hands.
Consultations with Mr. Atkerson are totally free of charge or obligation. You have nothing to lose from meeting with him at his Allen office. To request your free consultation, contact us online or give us a call.
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Outstanding Attorney / Person Dan is very efficient, accessible in real time and works very hard to get the desired results which he did in my case. He is very empathetic and looks from client’s perspective at all times. I felt more than an attorney, he connects to you as an individual who is trying to get the justice for you. I strongly recommend Dan to anyone who is looking to get their legal needs met.View More Google Reviews
Dan was the only lawyer who seemed to have time for me and knew that I had a case. He was personable, helpful, and most importantly he knew how to win without setting foot in a court room. The process was fast and he communicated with me through the entire process. I would highly recommend his services if you need a lawyer.View More Google Reviews
What Is Employment Discrimination?
Under state and federal law, it is illegal to make employment decisions based on a person's:
Behaviors or actions that could be considered discriminatory include:
- Sexual harassment
- Wrongful termination
- Refusal to promote or hire
- Failure to provide equal resources
- Different treatment compared to other employees
- Unequal pay
- Derogatory comments or remarks
- Workplace retaliation
When you experience workplace discrimination in Dallas, you have the right to initiate legal action against your employer. Hiring an employment discrimination lawyer like Dan A. Atkerson, who is exceedingly knowledgeable in Texas employment law, can empower you to build the strongest possible case. Through a workplace discrimination lawsuit, you can potentially receive financial compensation and bring your employer to justice.
Relevant Employment Law
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark in employment law that, as amended, makes it unlawful for employers to make employment decisions based on a worker's "race, color, religion, sex, or national origin." Any person or company with fifteen or more employees is required to abide by Title VII. Title VII also created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978 was passed to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in order to establish pregnancy as an additional protected class. The PDA specified that making an employment decision based on a woman's pregnancy, potential pregnancy, or pregnancy-related medical conditions is considered sex discrimination.
The Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a federal law that broadly protects the civil rights of persons with disabilities. The portions of the act that are relevant to employment law are Titles I and V, which make it illegal for employers to make employment decisions based on a person's disability.
The Equal Pay Act
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 made it unlawful for an employer to pay men and women differently for the same work. It was one of the first federal laws to address sex discrimination in the workplace.
The Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA), contained in Texas Labor Code Chapter 21, is basically a state-level version of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Like Title VII, the TCHRA makes it illegal for employers in Texas to discriminate based on a person's "race, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin, or age."
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"I can't say enough about my experience with Dan Atkerson for helping me with my discrimination case. I found him not only very responsive but also very knowledgeable about how to deal with my employer. Because of the depth of his experience, he was much more informed and far better equipped to navigate my case over other attorneys I had interviewed...and the settlement proved that. Thank you Dan for helping not only me but also my family!"
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What to Do When You Face Employment Discrimination
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Texas employment attorney Dan A. Atkerson protects the rights of workers who have experienced wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, and other civil rights violations. If you have been mistreated by your employer, Mr. Atkerson can help you build a case and pursue justice.
Take the first step by scheduling a free consultation at our Dallas-area office today. You can request a consultation by contacting us online or by giving us a call.
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Don't Be Afraid to Speak Up Workplace Retaliation Is Unlawful
"Dan is a professional lawyer who knows his job. He spent considerable amount of time, and was very supportive for my wrongful termination and discrimination case. I was disappointed with my company's bullying and discrimination, his help was a remedy for me."
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Potential Damages In a Workplace Discrimination Case
If you are the victim of discrimination, there's a good chance that the discriminatory behavior prevented you from earning the income you truly deserve based on your position, skills, and experience. This sort of unfair treatment can be particularly egregious when some employees are paid more or less than other employees in the same role. Through a workplace discrimination lawsuit, you can potentially receive the money you should have been paid all along.
Employment discrimination doesn't only affect your wallet; discriminatory behavior can lead to intense and lasting emotional distress and mental anguish. While these damages can be hard to quantify, it is possible for an employment discrimination lawyer like Dan A. Atkerson to build a persuasive case that compels your employer to compensate you for your hardship.
In rare cases of particularly flagrant discrimination, a court can require an employer to pay punitive damages to the wronged employee. Punitive damages are meant only to punish the employer. Usually, if a discrimination case potentially exposes an organization to punitive damages, the employer will attempt to settle the case before it reaches a trial. Mr. Atkerson can help you design a legal strategy and recommend whether a pre-trial settlement represents your best possible outcome.