New Mexico Employment Law Questions
New Mexico employment and termination laws are designed to protect employees from discrimination and harassment at the workplace. The employment law lawyers of Berenson & Associates, PC in Albuquerque, NM have handled hundreds of discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination cases. Some frequently asked questions:
My employer prohibits us from speaking Spanish on the job. Is this legal?
It depends. If an employer can prove that English-only rules are necessary for business reasons, they are likely within their rights. They must tell employees when they are prohibited from speaking another language, and the consequences if they break the English-only rule.
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Is sexual harassment considered discrimination?
Yes. Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, pregnancy, national origin, religion, disability, citizenship status and age. Sexual harassment falls under the category of gender discrimination.
I complained about discrimination and was disciplined. Is that ok?
No. If an employee complains about discrimination, employment laws prohibit employers from disciplining, demoting, or firing the employee. Both federal and New Mexico employment laws prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who complain about discrimination. The proper procedure for the employer is to investigate the complaint and take corrective action as soon as possible.
What laws prohibit harassment and discrimination?
There are many laws on the local, state, and federal laws to protect you. On the federal level, you are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. New Mexico employment laws include the New Mexico Human Rights Act.
When should I contact an employment law lawyer?
If you were fired for reporting wrongful activities at work contact Berenson & Associates right away. If you believe you were discriminated against or harassed, it’s also beneficial to contact our employment law lawyers.
If you believe termination laws were violated, if you were harassed or retaliated against for acting as a whistle blower, the attorneys at Berenson & Associates can help you determine whether or not you have a viable discrimination case. Contact us today to discuss your case.