Albuquerque Lawyers Providing Employment Law Representation
Employment law is a catch-all term for the complex patchwork of state and federal laws which govern how businesses are to treat both current and past employees, as well as applicants for hire. From employment contracts to serious allegations involving workplace discrimination, our Albuquerque attorneys understand how to interpret the law and how to use it to your advantage.
Helping You Navigate A Wide Range Of Employment Law Issues
Our lawyers handle a broad range of issues related to employee rights, including those involving:
Discrimination: It is illegal to discriminate against an employee or an applicant based on his or her race, gender, disability, religion, nationality and other factors. This area of the law is constantly evolving, which is why it is important to retain legal counsel who is knowledgeable regarding both state and federal anti-discrimination statutes.
Whistleblower claims: If you are made aware of or are being pressured to engage in illegal activities by your employer, the law provides you with whistleblower protection. An employer may not retaliate against you for reporting fraud or other illegal activities. If you have been retaliated against or have faced the threat of retaliation for reporting illegal activities, we can help explore your options moving forward.
Sexual harassment: Sexual harassment can either be overt and explicit, or take on more subtle forms. If you feel that you are being subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace, speak with us to find out how we may be able to help.
Wrongful termination: Even employees who are classified as “at-will employees” cannot be fired for a discriminatory reason or in retaliation for reporting discrimination or harassment. We will work hard to protect your rights in court and to hold employers accountable for engaging in this type of chilling behavior.
Employment contracts: Employment contracts may contain a number of restrictive terms, such as nondisclosure agreements and noncompete agreements. Whether you are just beginning a job or are wondering how a past contract may impact your search for future employment, we can help protect your interests and let you know what your contract means for you.
Contact Us If You Are Confronted With An Employment Legal Issue
For more information about employment law and how it may relate to your situation, contact us online or call 505-242-9311. Seeking initial advice from us does not obligate you to hire us to take on your case.