Proven New Mexico Workplace Discrimination Lawyer
Wrongful or Disparate Treatment based on Mental Health Issues
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA), you have the right to be free from certain types of unfair or different treatment on the job because of certain medical conditions. The ADA specifically defines a “disability” to include some types of mental impairments. Accordingly, in many situations, your employer must follow the strict requirements of the ADA, and may not subject you to discrimination based on a psychiatric or mental health challenge. If you have been the victim of workplace discrimination because of a mental health issue, Buchanan Law may be able to help you.
At Buchanan Law, we have provided comprehensive employment law counsel nationwide, but focus our employment practice on the rights of employees in New Mexico. We have our principal offices in Albuquerque, but we’ll travel anywhere in the state to meet with you in person. Because of our vast experience handling employment-based disputes in New Mexico, we have a thorough understanding of the laws and court system, as well as the ways judges try employment claims. Attorney Deena Buchanan is an experienced and trusted trial attorney who has served as lead counsel on a number of complex, high-stakes cases. She’s earned acclaim from clients, colleagues and judges for her composure and calm demeanor in any situation.
At Buchanan Law, we take an individualized approach to every case we take. We’ll carefully gather all the evidence to support your claim, and take the time to learn your goals, so that we can tailor our counsel to get the outcome you seek. To learn if you qualify for a free initial consultation, call our office at 505-900-3559 or contact us online.
Our Representation in Psychiatric Discrimination Claims
When you hire us to represent you in claims involving wrongful or inappropriate treatment based on a mental health issue, we’ll:
- Confirm that your employer is required to comply with the provisions of the ADA
- Carefully evaluate the facts of your case to determine whether you are what’s referred to as a “covered employee” under the ADA
- Evaluate your mental health condition to verify that it qualifies as a “disability” under the act
- Investigate whether your employer provided a “reasonable accommodation” to allow you to do the job, or whether making such an accommodation would impose an undue hardship on your employer
If our investigation indicates that you have been the victim of wrongful discrimination because of a psychiatric condition, we will carefully gather, assess and preserve all relevant evidence, and will prepare and file all necessary pleadings or documents,including all paperwork required by the EEOC or the Human Rights Bureau. We’ll also be your voice in all meetings, hearings and proceedings.
Contact Buchanan Law for an Experienced New Mexico Employment Discrimination Lawyer
You don’t have to accept disparate treatment because of a mental health condition! Let Buchanan Law protect your rights. To determine if you’re eligible for a free initial consultation, contact our offices by e-mail or call us at 505-900-3559. We are available to meet with you weekends or evenings upon request. We accept all major credit cards.