Employment discrimination cases can occur when an employer treats a person or group of people differently because of their race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, or other personal characteristic protected by federal or state laws such as the:
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- New Mexico Human Rights Act
Recent changes in the New Mexico Human Rights Act have also made it illegal to discriminate against a person based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. Individuals who have been discriminated against at their place of employment can file a claim with the New Mexico Human Rights Commission or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. When a claim is filed with either of these commissions, the other commission is also notified of the filing. The claim will be investigated, after which both parties will be asked to participate in a mediation to resolve the situation, which often includes a settlement. An employee also has the option of pursuing the matter in civil court. In cases involving federal law violations, a lawsuit can only be filed after a claim has been filed.
Representation in a discrimination case by a committed employment law attorney can help ensure the best possible outcome to both your claim and lawsuit. If you have been discriminated against at your place of employment, contact a lawyer at Moody & Stanford for legal advice and representation. We have over 50 years of experience representing clients in discrimination cases and are dedicated advocates who will seek maximum compensation and damages for your losses.
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It is unlawful to discriminate against job applicants and employees. Our firm knows the many harmful consequences of discrimination, and can be depended on for aggressive and determined representation. We have extensive experience in discrimination cases, and will provide whatever legal support and assistance you need.