Many companies provide employees with a handbook of company policies from the first day they start work. These handbooks often provide detailed and step-by-step descriptions of how a wide range of employment issues are to be handled, including discipline and termination.
If your employer has failed to abide by the process described in the handbook, you may be entitled to file a claim against the company. Moody & Stanford, P.C., of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is one of the most successful and experienced employment law firms in the country, and we aggressively advocate on behalf of employees when their employment rights have been violated.
New Mexico Employee Handbook Guidelines — Handbooks And Policy Violations
Our attorneys will sit down with you and review the company handbook to determine if the correct steps were taken in disciplining, firing or handling your employment issue. We will also investigate any possibly illegal actions that were taken, including disciplining you or discriminating against you because of a protected status.
If the employer intentionally skipped steps in the handbook’s process or violated its terms in any way, there could be grounds for a contract dispute, and we will determine if there is a possible lawsuit for contract violation.
Employment protocol at a company does not necessarily have to come down through a handbook. It could also be communicated to employee verbally, through signage, emails or training. If there is a widespread understanding at the company that no one will be fired without written warning and you were, there may be grounds for a contract violation claim.
We are highly knowledgeable and skilled in employment law, and will provide a clear and honest evaluation of your situation, as well as all options available to you in how to proceed.