Wrongful Termination Lawyer
If you have been fired from your job when you have been performing your tasks up to standards, it can be incredibly discouraging.
However, you may have legal recourse if you were wrongfully terminated from your position.
Dan A. Atkerson, our wrongful termination lawyer, can help clients in the greater Dallas, TX, area obtain just compensation.
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Three Reasons to Choose Dan Atkerson
1. No Upfront Fees
If you are worried about the cost of hiring a wrongful termination lawyer, you will be relieved to hear that we offer free consultations and can meet you at our office in the greater Dallas area. In addition, we don't charge any upfront fees because we work on a contingency basis. We only get paid if you receive a positive award from your former employer.
3. We Have Dozens of Five-Star Reviews
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Dan Atkerson has over 35 years of experience handling legal cases. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1984, and opened his private practice in 2001.
With more than three decades in the field, clients can trust him to investigate every piece of evidence and pursue every avenue of legal recourse to obtain compensation if they have been unjustly terminated.
How to Address Unfair Treatment after Wrongful Termination
Texas Is an At-Will Employment State
As an at-will employment state, employers in Texas can fire employees at any time and without explicit reason.
However, even in at-will employment states, employers must follow the employment law guidelines set by federal and state statutes, which provide some protections for workers. As detailed above, you can't be fired for discriminatory reasons, reporting workplace violations, attending jury duty, and more. If you suspect that you were wrongfully fired from your job, it is important to speak to our wrongful termination lawyer, serving the greater Dallas area, as soon as possible about your case.
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If you suspect your termination was based on discrimination, retaliation, or another protected class, contact an attorney immediately. A wrongful termination lawyer can build a strong case to help you obtain just compensation.
I'm So Grateful...Dan Was a True Blessing
"I was recently represented by Dan A. Atkerson and it was the best decision I've made! He kept me informed through the whole process. Dan answered any question I had big or small. He was very responsive to my email, text and phone calls. Dan won my case and I'm so grateful that he represented me! Thank you so much Dan you were truly a blessing in my time of need." Mari Fowler
How We Evaluate Your Case
If you had an employment contract in place that detailed the length of time of employment or reasons that you could be fired, our attorney will review its terms. If the termination was in violation of the contract, you may have a case based on breach of contract and wrongful termination.
Our wrongful termination lawyer in the Dallas area will review all documentation related to company policies to see if any employers, managers, or other employees failed to follow these policies.
If your employer says performance issues were the cause of your termination, our employment lawyer will investigate and determine if other employees were or weren't fired for similar reasons.
History of Complaints
Workers are entitled to make complaints to human resources or the other appropriate party when a company or any of its employees violate federal or state employment laws. If you have a history of complaints and were fired, we will pursue this as a possible reason for wrongful termination.
Defamation of Character
If employers come up with untruthful reasons for your termination, this can be considered defamation of character. Our wrongful termination lawyer will investigate all allegations made against you by your former employer.
How to Preserve Evidence in Your Case
Ideally, you will have the foresight to collect evidence before you are fired and lose access to company emails and other files. It is always a good idea for all employees to keep their own employment records independently. The types of records you should keep include:
- Company policies and procedures
- Eyewitness reports
- Performance reviews
- Relevant emails, texts, and voicemail messages
It is also a good idea to write out your own personal recollection of the experience. Having specific dates, names, eyewitnesses, and where events happened can help us build a strong case.
If you have lost access to important files, we can seek access during the legal process.
Wrongful Termination FAQs
Can I Sue for Wrongful Termination?
If you were fired for reasons that violate state and federal employment laws, you have the right to file a lawsuit against your former company to obtain damages.
What Are the Benefits of Filing Suit?
The benefit of filing an employment lawsuit for wrongful termination is that you can be awarded damages for lost wages, employment benefits, and emotional distress. A lawsuit can also help you clear your name and restore your reputation. Finally, you are doing other employees a service by preventing workplace violations from occurring again in the future.
Is It Difficult to Prove Wrongful Termination?
Employers typically have their own attorneys on retainer, so it can be difficult to show that wrongful termination occurred without the help of a qualified employment lawyer. Our team in the Dallas area can help build a strong case with compelling evidence so you receive the compensation you deserve.
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