Sex & Gender Identity Discrimination
Sex & Gender Identity Discrimination / Harassment
Gender Identity Harassment Claims
Proven Employment Law Attorney in New Mexico
New Mexico has long been at the forefront of protecting the rights of its residents from discrimination based on gender identity, enacting an amendment to the state’s Human Rights Act in 2003 prohibiting employers from treating workers differently because of chosen gender identity. If you or someone you love has been treated differently at work because of gender identity, you want an experienced and proven lawyer to protect your rights. Buchanan Law can help.
At Buchanan Law, we bring more than 20 years of employment law experience to men and women across New Mexico. We have offices in Albuquerque, but can meet with you in person anywhere in the state. Attorney Deena Buchanan has handled employment law disputes in more than 20 states, but focuses her practice on issues arising in New Mexico. She has a comprehensive knowledge of the laws and procedures in the Land of Opportunity, as well as the courts and the ways judges view employment controversies.
A highly experienced trial attorney, Deena has served as lead counsel on a number of complex and high-profile employment disputes. She has an outstanding reputation with clients, colleagues and judges for her cool and calm demeanor in any situation.
At Buchanan Law, we’ll take the time to learn the details of what happened to you, so that we can tailor our counsel to get the outcome you want. We’ll keep you involved and informed at all times, so that you can make good decisions about your future.
Our Representation in Cases Involving Allegations of Gender Identity Discrimination
The New Mexico Human Rights law defines gender identity to include self-perception or third-party perception of your identity as male or female based on your appearance, behavior or physical characteristics, whether that is in accord with your physical anatomy, chromosomal sex or gender at birth.
When you hire us to protect your rights after gender-identity discrimination at work, we’ll conduct a thorough investigation of your case, carefully evaluating the facts to determine whether there has been a violation of state or federal law. We’ll help you pursue compensation for all your losses, including wages, income or benefits lost. We handle claims involving actual termination or constructive discharge, where the conditions to which you were subjected were such that you voluntarily quit rather than face wrongful discrimination. We can also help you seek reinstatement to your job, if desirable.
We’ll carefully gather, evaluate and preserve all evidence to support your claim, and will prepare and file all documents necessary to resolve your claims. Attorney Buchanan has extensive experience working with EEOC officials in a number of states and understands the process for filing a workplace discrimination claim.
Experienced New Mexico Employment Discrimination Lawyer
Protect your rights when you have been a victim of gender-based discrimination at work. To schedule an appointment, send us an e-mail or call us at 505-900-3559. We are available evenings or weekends, upon request. We take all major credit cards.
We handle most employment discrimination claims on a contingency basis. We will only bill attorney fees if we recover compensation for your losses.