Have You Been Fired Unjustly?
Wrongful termination is one of the most frequently heard grounds for litigation over employee rights, and if you have been fired with no reasonable basis, you should know that you have recourse under law. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions routinely investigate claims made by individuals who complain that their employer has terminated employment as an act of discrimination or as retaliation for statutorily protected activity. Title VII and related laws protect employees against threats of losing their jobs without grounds, and if you have been a victim of this abuse you should speak with an employment law attorney to see whether you have a claim.
If your case can be proven in court, you may be awarded monetary compensation to cover your lost wages, both for the time since your termination and into the future in consideration of the time it may take you to find a new job. You can also seek punitive damages for the stress and upset you suffered, as well as to censure the employer and deter others from taking similar actions. Wrongful termination lawsuits are commonly based on a complaint made by the employee over discrimination, sexual harassment or wage and hour disputes, but they are possible under any circumstances where the employer violated legal guidelines for firing.
Wrongful Termination Lawsuits
When you have been the victim of wrongful termination, you can come to the attorneys of Moody & Warner for help. You don't have to prove the case yourself, because we will take on the task of gathering the evidence to support your claim. We will consult with you in-depth about the situation to determine the best plan of action for securing damages, and we will fight tirelessly to obtain a successful outcome for you. Litigation over issues of employment can be highly complex, but we have an excellent track record against even the largest companies and government agencies in the country.
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!