Discrimination Takes Many Forms
If you believe you have been unfairly treated or treated differently from other employees in the workplace, employment discrimination lawyer Dan A. Atkerson can identify the various avenues available to you. If you have been discriminated against due to your race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, or genetic information, you may have a case. Our law office offers free consultations and no up-front fees so you can get the help you need when it matters most.View transcript
An employee may have a need for an employment discrimination lawyer when they believe they have been unfairly treated or treated differently from other employees in the workplace. For example, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against employees based on a protected class. And when I say protected class, I'm speaking about a person's race, national origin, gender, age, if the employee is 40 years of age or older, religion, disability, pregnancy, and genetic information. In our workforce today, we have many employees who are older, over age 40 who have legal rights under what is called the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Older Workers Benefit Protection Act. And a lot of what I do is advise and consult with clients who have been forced out of their jobs as older employees and replaced with younger and less expensive employees. In doing that, I strive to help employees address issues of age discrimination in the workplace, whether that be through separation packages or money settlements due to their termination of employment. What sets my firm apart on employment discrimination cases is my legal ability to identify the legal issues in a case, to creatively argue those claims to the employer, to identify the various avenues that may be pursued to resolve those issues, and of course, communicate with the client as we go about what the options are and how best to resolve the case. Typically, I handle the case on a contingency basis. The client does not pay any up-front fees. I am only paid if I get the client a result on their case.