Are you being harassed at work?
Workplace harassment is any form of physical or verbal conduct that is offensive or shows hostility toward a person because of their race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, mental disability and/or age. Under the state's Human Rights Act, workplace discrimination is illegal, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in companies with more than 15 people. Types of harassment can include:
- Name calling
- Unwanted comments and jokes
An employee is also protected against harassment involving physical abuse, offensive gestures, the display of derogatory pictures and other demeaning treatment. If you are being harassed at your place of employment, an employment law attorney at Moody & Warner should be contacted immediately to review your case and discuss your legal options, such as filing a claim against your employer for damages. Our firm is highly skilled in employment law cases, and can provide the legal advice and support you will need when seeking justice in a harassment case.
Both state and federal laws protect an employee from discrimination. Federal legislation includes the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. When workplace harassment is based on person's protected status, it is considered a form of discrimination. Our firm is highly skilled in employment law, and has extensive experience representing clients in harassment and discrimination cases. We are considered one of the leading employment law firms in the state, and will confidently pursue claims involving large companies and government agencies. Employment law can be extremely complex. Our firm will make sure you understand all of the legal aspects of your situation, and vigorously represent you in court.
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!