We Fight for Victims of Workplace Gender Discrimination

Federal and Texas employment law requires all individuals to receive equal treatment in employment, without regard to sex or gender. If you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, know that discrimination law prohibits such treatment and provides recourse for victims. 

Discrimination laws in Texas and the United States dictate that employees have the right to work in an environment free from workplace harassment, disparate treatment due to gender, hostile work environments and gender discrimination of all types.

For more than 36 years, Allen discrimination attorney Dan A. Atkerson has helped his clients pinpoint acts of workplace sex discrimination. He then effectively proves discrimination against those at fault.

"Dan is very personable, professional and represents his clients well. He goes above and beyond for his client and is results-driven. I highly recommend him. He answers and returns phone calls and is an advocate for anyone he represents. He is knowledgeable and you can rest-assured that he will fight for you." Mary

What Is Gender Discrimination?

Gender discrimination does not have to be overt to be unlawful. While employers typically may not have obvious gender discriminatory policies, if a workplace policy or practice does have discriminatory results, the employee may have a gender discrimination claim against the employer.

Common examples of gender discrimination include:

  • Different pay for equal work
  • Different benefit packages for equal work
  • Discrepancies in hiring and firing practices or promotions
  • Sexual harassment
  • Employment decisions based on pregnancy, childbirth or maternity leave

Discrimination attorney Dan A. Atkerson thoroughly investigates his clients’ claims of workplace sex, gender and gender identity discrimination.

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Gender discrimination can make it virtually impossible to get ahead in your workplace. Our attorneys will stand by your side and fight for you.

Understanding Your Rights: Discrimination Laws in Texas

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that outlaws the practice of gender discrimination by employers. Contained within Title VII is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. It prohibits employers from making decisions based on pregnancy or from treating pregnant women differently than other employees with medical conditions.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

There is an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 called the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. It extends the time a person can file an equal pay lawsuit from 180 days since last paycheck to resetting with each subsequent paycheck. This makes every paycheck a new violation of the law. It also renews the 180-day statute of limitations to file.

Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is another federal labor law that prohibits employers from paying wages to one gender at a lower rate for equal work.

Protections under the Texas Labor Code

Besides federal wage laws, the Texas Labor Code also prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of race, disability, religion, sex, national origin, and age. Federal and state law also specifically outlaws discrimination because of or based on pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.

Get the Support You Need to Fight Discrimination

Did you suffer gender discrimination or wrongful termination due to your gender? If so, then you may have an actionable case against your employer for damages. This can include compensation for lost wages, promotions, and benefits as well as for your pain, suffering, and mental anguish. Please call our office now at (214) 383-3606 or contact us online to set up a free, confidential consultation.

Dan Atkerson

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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