If an employer discriminated against you, talk to Harrison & Hart, LLC. We know you want to work hard to support yourself and your family. But someone’s prejudice got in the way. Let us stand up and fight for you.
Why Choose Us
We fight discrimination.
Employers should separate business decisions from their personal beliefs. But they often don’t. Many people in positions of power make decisions based on someone’s gender, race, religion, and other factors.
Federal and state laws have tried to stop discrimination. Businesses have to follow numerous federal and state laws that prohibit employment discrimination. When they don’t, the victims of their discrimination have a right to complain.
When you’ve been discriminated against, we highly recommend working with an employment discrimination attorney. Whatever the basis or form of the discrimination, we’re here to help. Our New Mexico employment lawyers explain your rights and guide you through the complaint process. If it’s in your best interests, we’ll file a lawsuit.
We dedicate our practice to achieving the best results for our clients, no matter the situation. We know how to negotiate with prosecutors and other attorneys to reach a resolution that will meet your needs.
For Fortune 500 Employees
Our employment attorneys worked with five clients to obtain a confidential settlement against a Fortune 500 company. The money they obtained will help them move forward with life.
Defining Employment Discrimination
Employment discrimination is any negative treatment or decision based on a personal trait.
Common examples are not being hired for a job based on your race, being fired after becoming pregnant and being paid less than your counterparts because of your gender or race.
Give us a call to speak with a workplace discrimination lawyer if you aren’t sure whether your situation is discrimination under federal or New Mexico law.
Our employment discrimination lawyers handle claims based on:
These laws protect you from discrimination based on your personal traits, including:
Discrimination can be blatant or subtle. When it’s less obvious to others, it can be hard to prove, even if you know what’s happening and why. For example, a supervisor who refuses to give promotions to Black workers isn’t going to announce their decisions to others. They know it’s illegal. A male manager who asks for sexual favors in return for a raise probably won’t do that in front of others.
We highly recommend you talk with an employment discrimination attorney about your situation and the proof you need.
Discrimination at work comes in many forms. Under federal law, they’re called prohibited employment policies or practices.
It’s illegal for employers to discriminate through:
A common experience at work is harassment based on a person’s sex or gender. Men often sexually harass women at work. But anyone can be guilty of sexually harassing anyone else, regardless of sex.
If someone sexually harassed you, call Harrison & Hart immediately. You can and should fight back to protect yourself and others.
We’re here to help if you’ve suffered:
Sexual harassment can be one big event, such as a coworker assaulting you in a private room. It also can be on-going behavior, such as lewd jokes, comments on your physical appearance, and coworkers watching porn, which create a hostile work environment for everyone.
You won’t file a discrimination lawsuit at first. Instead, we’ll take your claim to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This government agency enforces federal anti-discrimination laws.
We’ll represent you and protect your rights during the EEOC investigation, explain all of the possibilities, and offer advice on the best way to win fair results.
If the investigation and mediation don’t lead to a fair resolution, we’ll discuss filing a lawsuit. We aren’t afraid to take complex cases to court. We’ve gone up against big companies and teams of lawyers before and won.
"Harrison & Hart has represented me in four lawsuits, during which I have continued to be impressed by their intelligence, knowledge of the law and professional integrity. They are creative and shrewd, but honest and forthright. I would confidently take them into any legal battle I faced."
New Mexico Laws
Employment discrimination is illegal in New Mexico, too. When you come to us with a claim, we’ll explain the differences between New Mexico and federal laws.
We’ll discuss whether you can file a state or federal claim or both. Federal anti-discrimination laws don’t cover all employers. You might not have the right to file an EEOC complaint. In that case, you’ll file a state claim with the New Mexico Human Rights Bureau, which enforces the New Mexico Human Rights Act of 1969.
New Mexico law protects you from discrimination based on:
Other important laws include:
It is important to have an employment discrimination lawyer represent and protect you during the HRB’s investigation and the mediation process.
There are strict time limits for filing a complaint. That’s why you need to call us right away.
The EEOC gives you 180 days to report the discrimination, or 300 days if local or state anti-discrimination laws apply. The HRB gives you 300 days.
If you miss the deadline, your options are limited.
Are you ready to fight back against discrimination?
Call Harrison & Hart, LLC at (505) 295-3261 to set up a consultation. We want to learn about you and what’s going on. If we believe you have evidence of employment discrimination, we’ll talk with you about filing a complaint under New Mexico or federal law.
From our office in Albuquerque, Harrison & Hart, LLC serves clients throughout New Mexico. We are focused on getting you the best outcome possible in the harshest of situations.