Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy Discrimination

Experienced New Mexico Workplace Discrimination Lawyer

Protecting Your Rights When You Are Treated Unfairly because You’re Pregnant

Under both federal and state law in New Mexico, an employer may not wrongfully discriminate against an employee because of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. A prospective employer cannot ask if you are pregnant or if you have plans to start a family. You can’t be terminated, be the subject of workplace harassment, or be subjected to any wrongful treatment on the job because you are pregnant. If you have lost benefits, been denied a raise or promotion, been demoted or given an undesirable work assignment, or experienced any negative consequences at work because you are pregnant, you want a knowledgeable and proven attorney to protect your rights. We can help.

At Buchanan Law, with our primary offices in Albuquerque, we bring more than 20 years of employment law experience to women throughout the state of New Mexico. Attorney Deena is a highly skilled trial lawyer with extensive experience serving as counsel in complex, high-stakes employment law disputes. She has an strong understanding of the laws and the court systems in New Mexico, as well as the ways that judges try discrimination and other employment law disputes. She’s been consistently praised by clients, colleagues and judges for her ability to remain calm in even the most pressure-packed situations.

At Buchanan Law, we know from experience that every case is unique. We’ll listen closely to learn exactly what happened, as well as what you need to move forward with life. In most workplace discrimination cases, we offer a free case evaluation. Call our office at 505-900-3559 or send us an e-mail to learn more.

Our Representation in Cases Involving Pregnancy Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace based on pregnancy is prohibited under both New Mexico state law and federal law:

  • The New Mexico Human Rights Act makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against a worker because of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. It covers all companies with four or more employees.
  • The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 covers companies with 15 or more workers, and bans disparate treatment because of pregnancy

When you hire us to represent you in a pregnancy-based discrimination claim, we’ll carefully investigate the facts of your case, talking to co-workers and other potential witnesses to build the strongest arguments for your full financial recovery. We’ll seek to resolve your claim without going to court, if possible, but we are always willing and able to take your claims to a judge and jury to get the outcome you seek. We’ll gather and preserve all evidence, prepare and file all necessary documents, and be your advocate in all hearings and proceedings.

We’ll aggressively seek full and fair compensation for all your losses, including wages and income, as well as any other work-related benefits.

Set Up an Appointment with an Experienced New Mexico Workplace Discrimination Lawyer

Protect your rights against pregnancy-based discrimination under state and federal law in New Mexico. Contact our offices online or call us at 505-900-3559 to see if you are eligible for a free initial consultation. After-hours meetings can be arranged upon request. All major credit cards are welcome.

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