Federal law prohibits workplace discrimination and discrimination in other places. Employers, governments, retail establishments, and other public places cannot treat people differently because of race, sex, national origin, age, disability, and other protected categories.
This includes all employment aspects including hiring, firing, promotions, pay, and benefits. When an employee is treated unfairly because of specific protected characteristics this may be considered workplace discrimination.
Many employees may not be aware of their rights and protections under the law. Employment practices may be considered workplace discrimination if they treat people with specific characteristics unfairly including race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, or other protected classes.
If you believe you have experienced discrimination in the workplace, we can help you understand your rights and whether or not you have been treated illegally. Talk to Steve Grandberg, an Albuquerque workplace discrimination lawyer to learn about your legal rights and whether or not you are entitled to compensation under federal or New Mexico laws.