It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for reporting on the company's unethical business practices or violations of employment laws pertaining to discrimination. This includes retaliation for filing a complaint or providing any type of testimony regarding the employer's illegal acts. An employer will use retaliation as retribution for the employee's actions and to discourage similar behavior in the future. If you have been retaliated against by your employer for engaging in an activity that is protected by law, speak with a lawyer at Moody & Warner. We represent the rights of workers in employment law cases and will take immediate action in any case involving employer retaliation such as:
- Wrongful termination
- Writing a negative review
- Denial of benefits
Depending on the circumstances, a person who has been retaliated against may be entitled to job reinstatement and the payment of back wages. Our firm can discuss your legal options and what actions should be taken to address your employer's illegal actions.
Legal Representation In New Mexico
An employee who complains to his or her employer about discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation is protected from reprisals by the employer. Employers are also prohibited from preventing an employee's compliance with the state's Human Rights Act. When an employee's protected behavior rights have been violated, legal action can be taken against the employer.
Attorneys at our firm are seasoned professionals who have been practicing employment law for many decades. We have won state and federal trials as well as class-action lawsuits involving violations of employment law. Our legal team will meticulously prepare your claim and aggressively pursue any damages that you are due.
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!