Workplace Retaliation Lawyer

Your employer has no right to punish you for speaking up about workplace violations such as harassment or unsafe working conditions.

However, proving workplace retaliation can be hard to do on your own. An employment lawyer can protect your rights, investigate your case, and pursue damages.

Learn how the Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson, serving Plano, Frisco, and Allen, TX, fights for victims of workplace retaliation during a personal consultation.

Now Is the Time To Act You Have 180 Days to File a Claim

If you believe you have suffered workplace retaliation for reporting illegal activity, refusing to perform an illegal action requested by your employer, or simply exercising a right such as filing a workers' compensation claim, you have 180 days from the date of the retaliation to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

While a time period of roughly six months may sound like plenty of time, you must remember that proving workplace retaliation is rarely simple, and evidence only becomes more difficult to gather as time goes on. The sooner you consult an attorney, the better your chances of taking successful legal action against your employer.

Dan A. Atkerson has helped many people in your situation protect their rights following termination, pay cuts, and other acts of retaliation. During a free consultation, he can review the facts of your situation to determine if you have a claim. If he takes your case, you will owe him nothing unless he secures a settlement or jury award on your behalf. Don't let your chance to achieve justice pass—the team at our Allen, TX, labor law office is prepared to begin work on your case immediately.

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Why Hire the Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson?

When facing discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in the workplace, it can be difficult to know where to turn to for help. If you are considering a lawyer to take your case, it is important to choose a law firm that regularly advocates for the rights of workers who have suffered harassment and have been retaliated against.

Lawyer Dan A. Atkerson believes in protecting worker's rights and handles a large volume of employment law cases every year. Reasons to choose the Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson in Allen, TX, for your workplace retaliation case include:

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Four Decades in Practice

Since 1984, attorney Dan A. Atkerson has fought to protect the rights of workers in Texas. Over the past four decades, he has handled cases of sexual harassment, discrimination, and other workplace disputes. Mr. Atkerson founded his private law firm in Allen, TX, in 2001 so that he could focus on providing clients facing workplace issues the quality legal counsel they deserve.

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Employment Law Specialist

Not every law firm is qualified to take on workplace retaliation cases. With a range of practice areas focused on protecting working Texans, attorney Dan A. Atkerson is prepared to stand up to your employer. If you or a loved one have been retaliated against after reporting some kind of wrongdoing in the workplace, our law firm can protect your rights and help you achieve justice.


A History of Success

Our employment lawyer can help you prove that you have been retaliated against in order to collect the damages you deserve. During his career, Mr. Atkerson has helped workers in similar situations. He has held employers accountable for their actions and has recovered hundreds of thousands in settlements on behalf of clients who have spoken up against retaliation and discrimination.

Workplace Retaliation: Know Your Rights

It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate and terminate an employee because they engaged in some sort of protected activity under the law. If you feel like you have no one in your corner during this difficult time, we can help. The Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson can identify whether you have a legal cause of action that could be asserted against your employer for termination of employment.

Do You Have a Workplace Retaliation Case? Request a Free Consultation With Mr. Atkerson Today

The Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson provides clients in Plano and Frisco consultations for all of our practice areas, including workplace retaliation, from our office in Allen, TX. This allows those who have been the victims of discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination the opportunity to speak to an employment lawyer to learn how our law firm can provide you with compassionate counsel.

During a free case review, attorney Dan A. Atkerson will review your retaliation claim and answer any questions you have about the process of holding your employer accountable for their actions. Should you decide to move forward with our employment law firm, you don't have to worry about fees until we successfully reach a settlement, as Dan A. Atkerson works on a contingency basis.

To book your consultation at the Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson in Allen, TX, please fill out the form below:

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Allen, TX


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I reached out Mr. Dan Atkerson for an employment related issue. Even during the Hollidays, Mr. Atkerson called back and spoke to me for 15 minutes on what the right course should be to start the process with pros and cons of the next steps. It made me comfortable in moving forward with my decision. I would definitely consider hiring Mr. Atkerson if things go south. Thank you, Mr. Atkerson.

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Allen, TX


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Mr. Atkerson took my case when others said I didn’t have one. He represented me well with my wrongful termination case and got me a fair settlement. He answered any questions I had and gave me weekly updates concerning my case. I highly recommend Mr. Atkerson. Thank you again for representing me!

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What Counts as Workplace Retaliation?

Any type of adverse employment action that affects the terms and conditions of an employment contract might be considered workplace retaliation. An employer in Allen, Plano, or Frisco, TX, that takes negative action against a worker for reporting violations such as discrimination or harassment can face a retaliation claim under Texas employment law.

Retaliation can take many forms, including:

  • Change in Pay
  • Change in Work Schedule
  • Demotion
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Failure to Promote
  • Poor Performance Reviews
  • Unwarranted Disciplinary Action
  • Unreasonable Changes in Duties

If you believe that you or a loved one have been the victim of retaliation at work, attorney Dan A. Atkerson can help you determine if you have a viable claim. Unique among lawyers in the state of Texas, the practice areas of the Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson focus solely on employment law.

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Rana Dunn

Allen, TX


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Dan Atkerson, Esq. was so respectful and his guidance was well thought out and successful with representing me. He is well known in Texas and has a great reputation based on his experience, which was important to me when choosing him for my specific legal situation. Great communication skills, and legal knowledge.

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Stephanie Me Me

Allen, TX


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Considering needing a lawyer to help with an employment issue is never something one looks forward to, Mr. Dan Atkerson helped to make this as smooth as possible. He was very professional, kept me in the loop at all times, and remained steadfast despite the hurdles personal to my specific case. I would highly recommend Mr. Atkerson and would trust him to represent me should I have a need in the future.

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The Civil Rights Act Protecting the Rights of Workers

Modern employment law protections can be traced back to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which "prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin." According to the United States Department of Justice, Title VII of the Act "also makes it unlawful to retaliate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit."

Since then, employment law has expanded thanks to legislation including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Texas Health & Safety Code, the Whistleblower Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. With so many legal protections available to workers, hiring a lawyer to take action in the wake of retaliation can make all the difference in your claim.

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The Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson in Allen, TX, provides employment law services to all workers in the greater Dallas area, including Plano and Frisco. As your employment lawyer, Dan A. Atkerson will apply each law that applies to your workplace retaliation case.

What To Do  If You Have Suffered Retaliation at Work

Report the Activity

If you feel you have suffered or witnessed disparate treatment, harassment, or discrimination at work, the first step is to make a report with human resources. It is possible that your human resources department will decide no violation has taken place. Your employer may also retaliate due to your complaint.

Contact a Lawyer

Contact a qualified attorney. Your human resources department will investigate your claims, but you can bolster your claims of retaliation or harassment by having an attorney like Dan A. Atkerson in Allen, TX, on your side. He will gather the evidence and documentation needed in order to pursue justice on your behalf.

File with EEOC

The next step is crucial for the success of your claim. You need to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This step is mandatory in order to file a retaliation lawsuit in court. As your lawyer, Dan A. Atkerson can help you with the process of filing a complaint with the EEOC.

Ready to Get Started? Contact The Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson Today

Our workplace retaliation lawyer, Dan A. Atkerson, can investigate your case and provide legal services that protect your rights as a worker. Our law firm works on a contingency-fee basis, which means you are not required to pay anything out of pocket unless we are successful in achieving a favorable outcome to your case. Our employment attorney only collects a fee when we are able to achieve a settlement or jury award on your behalf.

To book a free case review at our Allen, TX, law practice, serving the needs of Plano and Frisco, contact us online or call us today at:

(214) 383-3606

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Shalini Jayawardana

Allen, TX


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Dan is so knowledgeable and gave me the correct channel to get the legal counsel I needed. I think you should consider him because he will help you identify the exact need in your situation. He is personable and professional. I really appreciate his advice and counsel!

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Burnett Taylor

Allen, TX


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Dan is very professional. I would recommend the Law firm if you ever need representation. His professionalism and attention to detail were impressive. The Law firm communicated Every step of the process with knowledge and precision. I highly recommend Dan Atkerson Law office.

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The Importance of Documentation Evidence to Help Your Attorney Achieve Justice

Keep Records of the Incidents

Make a copy of the report made to HR regarding the incident that constitutes a violation. This can include sexual harassment, discrimination, or unsafe working conditions. You should also keep copies of all communication regarding the investigation. This information will be incredibly helpful to your lawyer when building your case.

Collect Your Work History and Performance Documentation

More often than not, your employer will claim the treatment in question is disciplinary in nature due to poor work performance or absenteeism. Hang on to all of your year-end reviews, congratulatory emails from your boss, and your attendance history. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Workplace Retaliation Cases

How long do I have to file a claim?

You have 180 days from the date the retaliation occurred to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Dan Atkerson can help you submit all the required information along with evidence to support your claim.

Why do I need a lawyer if I clearly suffered workplace retaliation?

Because proving your employer's actions were in retaliation to something you did is rarely simple. Your employer will certainly have attorneys working to demonstrate that it was not an act of retaliation. For example, they could argue that it was a history of poor job performance that led to your termination, rather than the fact that you took job-protected leave time. If you suffered retaliation, Dan Atkerson can make sure the truth is brought to light.

What if I can't afford a lawyer?

Everyone can afford to hire Dan Atkerson because he offers free consultations, and if he takes your case, he charges no fees unless and until he collects a settlement or jury award on your behalf. He will collect a portion of your compensation as his fee, and the rest is yours to help you overcome your losses related to workplace retaliation.

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Christian Allen

Allen, TX


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Dan is incredibly knowledgable and understands employment law at a state, federal and local level and how that impacts the potential outcomes of lawsuits and claims against employers. Well spoken, insightful, friendly and sincerely willing to help. It's no wonder his firm has a 4.7 start rating from 90+ clients and prospects.

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Allen, TX


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The Wealth of knowledge and value that Dan brings to challenging and complex employment issues is great. He is very personable, patient, assertive and results driven. I highly recommend him!!

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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: 

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

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

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