Albuquerque Wrongful Termination Attorneys
If you work in New Mexico, you are likely an “at will” employee, meaning that your employer has the right to fire you, and you have a right to leave your job. However, there are times when an employee is fired illegally. This is known as wrongful or unlawful termination. If you suspect your employment was terminated illegally, it’s important to meet with a wrongful termination lawyer to discuss your case.
Unlawful Termination Basics
Wrongful termination can occur for a number of reasons, but the most common is firing on an illegal basis like sex, age, gender, disability or military status. Additionally, it is illegal to fire workers who complain about discrimination in the workplace.
If an employee acts as a whistleblower, reporting discrimination, safety issues, or something illegal in the workplace and is fired, that is considered retaliation and is also illegal. So is firing an employee who has taken leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
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How a Wrongful Termination Attorney Can Help
Unlawful termination is difficult to prove in court, as employers often claim that the firing was due to reorganization or other reasons. At Berenson & Associates, our wrongful termination attorneys are careful about the cases we take on, choosing those that we believe will make a difference to our clients.
Employment Rights in New Mexico
Employment lawyers are likely to refer to laws like the Human Rights Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act and FMLA when working with a victim of wrongful termination. These laws protect you from harassment, discrimination, unsafe and unethical practices in the workplace.
Contact our Wrongful Termination Attorney
The employment lawyers of Berenson & Associates, PC serve Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as Santa Fe and Sandoval Counties. We’ll listen to your case compassionately and offer honest advice as to whether or not it is viable to proceed. If you believe you were fired from your job illegally, contact our experienced employment lawyers today.