Fighting for LGBT Rights Protection In The Workplace

Dallas discrimination attorney defends employee rights in sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace claims. Employment discrimination based on perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity is unlawful. However, Texas and federal discrimination laws protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from workplace discrimination are not always clear. But, what is clear is that all Texas employees have rights. Allen lawyer Dan A. Atkerson has practiced law for more than 36 years. A significant portion of his legal career has been handling Texas employment law claims for discrimination. He has experience fighting for hundreds of North Texas employees who were unlawfully discriminated against. Many of these were due to a violation of LGBT rights protection in the workplace.

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LGBT rights protections are intended to defend employees against a sizable range of discrimination, from who you date to what gender you identify as. 

If you have experienced discrimination against your sexual orientation, gender identity, or sexuality in the workplace, then reach out to us for a free attorney consultation. You do not have to suffer harassment at work.

$60,000 Recovered for Gender Discrimination

With the help of Mr. Atkerson, a client who faced gender discrimination received $60,0000. 

Federal Laws

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from workplace discrimination based on:

While there is no explicit category for sexual orientation, the law may be evolving. 

Gender Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has held that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals alleging sex-stereotyping may have employment law claims for gender discrimination.

Mr. Atkerson has experience fighting for hundreds of North Texas employees who were unlawfully discriminated against.

Federal Government vs. Private Sector Employees

Some discrimination laws do protect against employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. However, these are only for federal government workers and they do not apply to private sector employees. But, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered workers may still have other options for legal protections against unlawful sexual harassment, regardless of whether the perpetrator or victim is a man or a woman.

You Are Not Alone

Dan Atkerson is an advocate for those in need. He enters peoples lives when they are at their lowest, and his unwavering dedication gives you the confidence that you are not alone.  Forrest S.

Texas Employment Laws

Texas state law does not protect employees from discrimination at work due to sexual orientation or gender identity. However, employees may have actionable claims under other employment and labor laws for sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. This may include filing legal action for:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Workplace retaliation
  • Sexual harassment

Discrimination at work can also create a hostile work environment from defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress caused by sexual orientation discrimination.

Local Sexual Orientation Ordinances

The City Charter, or constitution, of Dallas, does protect city employees against discrimination based on sexual orientation among other protected classes in a non-discrimination amendment passed in 2014. Dallas also prohibits discrimination because of sexual orientation and gender identity expression in its Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for employees of the city.

Hopefully, these legal protections will one day benefit private sector employees as well.

Protect Your Rights

Were you the victim of sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination at work in North Dallas? You still have rights that our Texas employment lawyer can help protect. Call us now to set up that free consultation at (214)383-3606.

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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