In the News

Claim Against University Of New Mexico Athletic Department Settled

Moody & Warner successfully resolved a claim asserted by Sylvia Lopez, a long-time employee of the University of New Mexico Athletic Department. Lopez claimed that when the new head football coach came in he harassed her because of her age and forced her out of the department. As a part of the settlement, among other things, Lopez was reinstated in her employment with the University and was placed in a higher-paying job in another department.

Moody & Warner Recognized As Leading Lawyers In Chambers For Fifth Straight Year

Moody & Warner is named in the 2009 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the leading labor and employment law firms in New Mexico. Chambers names lawyers and firms based on independent research obtained from peers and clients. Partners Chris Moody and Whitney Warner are also named as leading individual lawyers in New Mexico.

Chris Moody And Whitney Warner Included In Latest Southwest Super Lawyers

Both Chris Moody and Whitney Warner are included in Southwest Super Lawyers 2009 in the category of labor and employment law. Southwest Super Lawyers is a compilation of the top 5 percent of lawyers in New Mexico and Arizona based on nominations from peers and independent screening by Super Lawyers. See superlawyers.com.

Moody & Warner Settles Gender Discrimination Class Action Against Morgan Stanley For $46 Million

The Washington D.C. Federal Court approved a $46 million settlement in a class-action gender discrimination case against Morgan Stanley, brought by the firms of Moody & Warner, Sprenger & Lang and Mehri & Skalet. The settlement will benefit a class of over 2,800 female financial advisers.

Abercrombie & Fitch Hiring Practices

New Mexico Employment Lawyer Handling Discrimination Claims

Abercrombie & Fitch is a multibillion-dollar apparel retailer that targets teenage and college-age shoppers. Youth are a major 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 OK 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 The Guardian.

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!