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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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patty powell

2021

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I have had the best experience with this attorney! Dan did not waste anytime with my situation - we had a winning outcome. I will definitely utilize his expertise if ever needed again. Thank you doesn't say enough.

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Bobby Davis

2021

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This guy is top notch. Absolute professional. I work with attorneys often in my field, and have two on retainer to help support 2500 employees... Ive seen alot and have never met an attorney like Dan. He was effective and informative and I will always use him now.

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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.

Contact us online to ask a question or request a free consultation. You can also reach us in the Dallas area by phone:

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At the Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson, we are committed to helping workers in the greater Dallas area successfully file their claim for wrongful termination.

How to Address Unfair Treatment  after Wrongful Termination

A wrongful termination claim may range from breach of an employment contract to claims of discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion, disability, or pregnancy. If you feel that your rights have been violated, you should seek the assistance of a wrongful termination attorney. During a free consultation at our law office serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area, employment lawyer Dan A. Atkerson can help you understand if you have a legal cause of action that can be pursued.

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. Our law firm can evaluate your wrongful termination case free of charge, and you won't have to pay any attorney fees unless we reach a favorable resolution.

Contact our practice online to ask a question or request a free consultation with attorney Dan Atkerson. You can also reach us in the greater Dallas area by phone:

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

Employment Contract

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.

Company Policies

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.

Your Treatment

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
  • Photos
  • 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.

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Direct and Circumstantial Evidence

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In a wrongful termination case, direct evidence refers to any overt admissions by your employer that you were dismissed as an act of discrimination or retaliation. Circumstantial evidence means that even without an overt admission, such an unlawful action can be inferred based on supporting evidence.

Speak with an Attorney Today A Wrongful Termination Lawyer Can Help

Even though Texas is an at-will employment state, workers cannot be terminated for discriminatory reasons. If you feel your protections as a worker have been violated, it's important to speak with attorney Dan A. Atkerson about your case. He has spent more than three decades representing workers in the Dallas area who've been terminated for unlawful reasons.

If you've lost your job as a result of discrimination or retaliation, contact our law firm online. You can also reach our law firm by phone.

Helping Workers Throughout the Dallas Area Here for Victims of Wrongful Termination and Retaliation

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Matt Diggs

2021

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I had an issue where I found out some troubling information Friday evening. By Monday morning, not only was I feeling much better about the situation, but a plan was in motion. Dan was very responsive to my situation and walked me through the process each and every step of the way. I would absolutely recommend Dan. He gets results, he's very strategic and understands the law. He's empathetic and professional all at the same time. Appreciate you, Dan!

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Laura Mulligan

2021

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I spoke to Mr Atkerson June 16 2021 about my discrimination case. He was genuinely interested in my case and explained everything to me with details. He DID NOT change me a penny for the consultation, and it was a long call too. He responded to all my questions and even gave me some tips on how to proceed. I really appreciate that he took the time to listen to my concerns and guide me through this difficult times. He was unable to help me further because of documents that I signed when i first started my job, but I am pretty sure he would've if the circumstances were different. thanks for your help Mr Atkenson!!!

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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 can help build a strong case with compelling evidence so you receive the compensation you deserve.

Proving Wrongful Termination What Needs to Be Established

Demonstrating Retaliation or Discrimination

Mr. Atkerson will go over all evidence to see if there is any direct or circumstantial evidence of retaliation or discrimination. He will attempt to demonstrate that you performed your job duties and satisfied the conditions for employment, yet you were let go for unlawful reasons.

Breach of Contract

Looking over your employment contract, Mr. Atkerson may be able to find that the nature of your termination violated the stipulations of the contract. Some contracts may even include strict guidelines for termination that must be adhered to.

Violation of Public Policy

The team at our Dallas area law firm will also note if your wrongful termination is rooted in a violation of public policy. This includes termination because you refused to break the law for your employer, you used FMLA leave or requested reasonable accommodations, or you reported discrimination or unsafe practices at the workplace.

Contact a Wrongful Termination Lawyer Discuss Your Case with an Employment Attorney

At-will employees have rights and legal protections. If you have been wrongfully fired from your job, it's crucial that you speak with a wrongful termination lawyer about what happened. Attorney Dan A. Atkerson can review your case for free and advise you on the next steps you should consider.

If Mr. Atkerson takes your case, you will not have to pay anything unless your case is successfully resolved. This is part of our long-standing commitment to working people and families in the greater Dallas area.

For more information about wrongful termination laws and your legal options, contact our law firm online. You can also reach our legal team by phone to schedule a free consultation.

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Wrongful termination attorney Dan A. Atkerson can help you hold your employer accountable.

A Lawyer Who Takes Workplace Misconduct Seriously

"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

Wrongful Termination FAQs

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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.

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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.

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Can I Be Fired Without Receiving a Warning?

Yes. Some companies may give employees a warning before termination. However, since Texas is an at-will employment state, an employer can legally fire an employee without warning as long as it's not a discriminatory or retaliatory act.
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Can I Get My Job Back After Dismissal?

Yes, you could get rehired by your employer after a wrongful termination lawsuit is completed. However, the working relationship with your employer may be compromised by the lawsuit and court proceedings. Mr. Atkerson can discuss what form of restitution may be fitting given the circumstances of your case and the hardships you were forced to endure.
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What Should I Do After Termination?

First, gather all supporting documentation and evidence that could demonstrate wrongful termination. Next, be sure to file a complaint with the EEOC or the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). If you live in the Dallas area, it's advisable that you speak with wrongful termination lawyer Dan A. Atkerson. During a free legal consultation, you can find out what steps to take next given the circumstances of your situation.

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praveen reddy

2020

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Outstanding Attorney / Person Dan is very efficient, accessible in real time and works very hard to get the desired results which he did in my case. He is very empathetic and looks from client’s perspective at all times. I felt more than an attorney, he connects to you as an individual who is trying to get the justice for you. I strongly recommend Dan to anyone who is looking to get their legal needs met.

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Billy Davis

2017

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I retained Dan to assist me with a age termination settlement. I can attest to the fact that he is very responsive, gives solid advice based on his years of experience and is aggressive in quickly settling the matter. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Dan again if I needed his service.

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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: 

  • 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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