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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...

Dan A. Atkerson Describes Employment Discrimination

Workplace discrimination comes in many forms. When you are treated unfairly because of your race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, or any other protected class, your employer can face legal consequences. Working with an employment discrimination lawyer like Dan A. Atkerson gives you the greatest chances of success in cases like these.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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

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

Gather Evidence

The more evidence you can gather related to your discrimination, the better. Depending on your employer and the nature of your work, you might consider compiling a collection of performance reports, workplace communications, and work samples. If you have sympathetic colleagues, you could ask them for written testimonies or eyewitness accounts.

Go to H.R.

If your employer has a human resources department or otherwise has policies in place for how workplace discrimination should be reported, you should follow the prescribed internal procedures to notify your employer of your discrimination. If you do not give your employer the opportunity to address the discrimination, your legal case may be weaker.

Call Dan A. Atkerson

When you are the victim of race discrimination, age discrimination, or any other form of employment discrimination, you need an advocate who can guide you through the legal process and who can make sure that your civil rights are protected. Dallas-area attorney Dan A. Atkerson is available to provide the dedicated, understanding, knowledgeable representation you deserve.

Meet Your Employment Discrimination Attorney

Dan A. Atkerson practices employment law in the Dallas area because he loves using his legal training to help people who have been mistreated by their employers. His clients leave him five-star reviews because of his commitment and his attention to detail.

Contact an Employment Lawyer

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.

Call Us: (214) 383-3606

Don't Be Afraid to Speak Up Workplace Retaliation Is Unlawful

Many employees in Dallas don't report instances of race discrimination, gender discrimination, or other forms of employment discrimination because they are afraid that their employer will respond by terminating their employment or creating a hostile work environment. If you "blow the whistle" on unlawful employment practices, and your employer retaliates in some way, attorney Dan A. Atkerson can protect your rights with a workplace retaliation lawsuit.

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"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

Employees who suffer discrimination in Dallas can potentially receive financial compensation for their mistreatment. Calculating damages in employment law cases can be complicated, which is why we recommend working with an employment discrimination lawyer like Dan A. Atkerson. Depending on the details of your case, you could stand to receive multiple forms of compensation, including:

Financial Losses

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.

Intangible Damages

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.

Punitive Damages

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.

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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: 

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

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

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