New Mexico Employment Lawyer
Legal Advice on Employment Law
As an employer or an employee, it is vital you have a firm understanding of employment law and how it affects you. Without the guidance of a New Mexico employment law attorney, it is too easy to make crucial errors that cost you greatly, both financially and otherwise. The legal team at Moody & Warner has
over 50 years of experience and is committed to providing you top quality legal advice and representation. Due to the millions of dollars we have secured for our clients, we have been named members of the
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We have also been named as
Super Lawyers due to our outstanding legal ability and high ethical standards.
Employers must tend to a vast array of legal issues even without any conflicts arising. Having your legal counsel conduct regular
audits to ensure your policies and procedures align with the current requirements of the law is vital if you are to avoid costly and distracting legal problems. If potential problems do arise, our firm can offer
day to day advice on how best to address them. We can assist your company with
classification of employees,
union issues and
wage and hour issues. Our legal team can pursue
remedies for employment discrimination claims while working to help you avoid having to make payments for
punitive damages. We can also skillfully represent you in the face of
administrative charges and
Employees can face
harassment and other unfair treatment in matters such as
wrongful termination and more. Our seasoned legal team can assist you with
statutorily protected activity and establishing
adverse employment action to support your complaint. It is important to keep in mind that your employer may not engage in
retaliation for actions you take against employment discrimination. We can also help to prevent your rights from being violated in the first place by providing legal advice, reviewing
contracts and the like.
Employment Law & Legal Representation
Our firm regularly assists clients with representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, administrative hearings before federal and state Department of Labor tribunals, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New Mexico Human Rights Commission and trials in federal and state courts and appeals. We are particularly proud of our success with
class action suits and are always willing to fight relentlessly for the rights of our clients. We have been officially recognized as leaders in employment law each year since 2005 by "Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business".
Abercrombie & Fitch Hiring Practices
New Mexico Employment Lawyer Handling Discrimination Claims
Abercrombie & Fitch is a multi-billion-dollar dollar apparel retailer that targets teenage and college-age shoppers. Youth is a major a focus of this company. In fact, the retailer's CEO has even made statements that have indicated Abercrombie & Fitch's focus on youth throughout every facet of the business operation. While it is perfectly fine for a company to know what type of audience it is targeting, it is not okay when that company starts discriminating against job applicants or employees simply because they do not have a certain image, whether that is a "youthful" image or some other type of image.
Abercrombie & Fitch has actually been sued on multiple occasions for alleged employment discrimination, including age discrimination, race discrimination and even religious discrimination. Our
New Mexico employment law attorneys at Moody & Warner are investigating the retail chain's hiring practices—both at the store level and at the corporate level—in order to uncover any policies or actions that involve age discrimination. If you are age 40 or older and have been either unfairly denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch or unfairly terminated from the company, we want to hear your story! If you have any type of information regarding Abercrombie & Fitch's hiring practices, we encourage you to speak with our
employment law firm.
Abercrombie & Fitch's History of Discrimination Lawsuits
In one of Abercrombie & Fitch's class action lawsuits, the retailer was sued by thousands of plaintiffs in 2003 for allegedly discriminating against Latinos, African Americans and Asian Americans in its hiring and employment practices. As a result of the lawsuit, the company reached a settlement in 2004 in which it agreed to hire a vice president for diversity and diversity recruiters, as reported by The New York Times. The company also agreed to pay $40 million to the plaintiffs.
There are also many other lawsuits that have occurred in recent years. In one case, a 55-year-old former pilot of the clothing company's corporate jet sued Abercrombie & Fitch, claiming that he was terminated because of his age, according to ABC News. Another lawsuit sought damages for two Muslim women who said they were discriminated against because they were not willing to take off their hijabs, or head scarves, during work. That lawsuit was settled in 2013, with the company paying the women monetary damages and agreeing to change its policies regarding hijabs and religious accommodations, according to
Don't accept discrimination. Take Action!
No one should have to be denied a job or treated unfairly at work simply because of his or her age, gender, religion, race, etc. If you are the victim of employment discrimination committed by Abercrombie & Fitch or any other employer, you need to take action to put a stop to this unjustifiable behavior and to seek compensation for the hardship you suffered. Contact us so we can help you fight for justice!