Litigation

Employment Court Cases

Employer-employee disputes can often lead to litigation. Legal cases involving employment laws can be extremely complex and can involve many different types of claims, including:

  • Unlawful employment practices such as refusing to hire or firing an individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin
  • Hostile work environment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Breach of contract
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Wrongful termination
  • Violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Employer retaliation
  • Violation of noncompete, nondisclosure and other confidentiality agreements

Lawsuits can be extremely distracting and disruptive to your business operations, and damage your reputation and credibility. If your company is involved in any legal issues that could result in a lawsuit, contact an attorney from our firm for legal advice. Moody & Warner has many decades of experience representing businesses in court cases, and can provide the skilled and dedicated advocacy needed in employment litigation. We are highly committed legal professionals with a comprehensive understanding of employment law.

Seeking A Qualified Litigation Attorney?

If you are involved in a legal dispute, our firm will do everything it can to resolve the issue without going to court, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and settlement. If litigation is unavoidable, you can count on our firm for aggressive representation and unwavering protection of your rights and interests. This includes cases involving employees as well as government agencies. We have the experience and resources required to address any type of legal matter, including class action lawsuits. Our firm can also work with you in many different capacities to reduce the risk of claims and lawsuits. Legal problems can be time-consuming and impact the growth of your business. Our firm will manage every aspect of your case, and keep you regularly updated and informed on its progress.

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!