Roybal-Mack & Cordova, P.C.’s attorneys are ready for any and all cases of employment discrimination in New Mexico. Employment discrimination law deals with various kinds of discrimination based on sex, race, age, physical disabilities, religion, origin, and sexual orientation. Employment discrimination is a constantly growing and evolving section of civil law.
What Qualifies as Employment Discrimination?
Defining discrimination is difficult, since the term and its laws change with the times; however, there are certain criteria that serve as a basis of what to look for if you feel that you may be a victim of employment discrimination. Employment discrimination practices are based on biases that affect hiring, termination/firing, job opportunity, promotion, excessive or unfair reprimanding, compensation, raises, benefits, and other types of harassment such as unprofessional and vulgar language. People who have experienced employment discrimination have been subjected to any of the above types of discrimination.
Is Employment Discrimination Making Your Work Environment Hostile?
Just like sexual harassment, other biases and discrimination practices can create a hostile working environment that can damage the morale of employees as well as affect productivity. An employee does not have to be directly denied anything to be a victim of a hostile work environment. Offensive language alone can create a hostile work environment. For example, if you are a racial minority and are subject to vulgar, offensive language regarding your race, then you are being subjected to working in a hostile workplace. This can happen with any facet of a persons character or nature and is not simply limited to race, gender, or religion. There are many ways for employers to make an employee feel discriminated against, and that is why it is important to seek legal counsel if you feel that you may be a victim of employment discrimination for any reason.