Sexual Harassment Lawyer in New Mexico
Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment | Creation of a Hostile Environment
Though the laws governing sexual harassment in New Mexico and across the United States are pretty clear and have been in place for decades, it’s still relatively common for individuals to be subjected to wrongful treatment in the workplace based on sex. If you or someone you love has been offered job related benefits in exchange for sexual favors, punished at work for refusing to comply with such a request, or subjected to an environment where sexual images, references or innuendos are commonplace, you want an experienced attorney to protect your rights.
At Buchanan Law, have more than two decades of experience protecting the rights of individuals in employment law disputes, including claims involving sexual harassment. Attorney Deena Buchanan has worked with EEOC officials in more than 20 jurisdictions, but focuses her practice on the needs of workers in New Mexico. We have a physical office in Albuquerque, but will set up a face-to-face meeting anywhere in the state. We are well-versed in the laws and procedures in New Mexico, as well as the court system and the ways judges tend to rule on employment law matters.
Attorney Buchanan has been a litigator for her entire legal career, serving as lead counsel on a number of complex employment law disputes. She’s highly respected by clients, judges and other lawyers for her poise throughout a legal controversy.
At Buchanan Law, we know from experience that every legal claim is different. We’ll take the time to learn what happened to you, so that we customize our counsel to get the outcome you seek. We work hard to be available and accessible when you have questions or concerns, and to keep you abreast of all developments in your case, so that you can make smart decisions about how you want to proceed.
Experienced Advocacy in Cases Involving Sexual Harassment
We aggressively protect the rights of people who have been victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, including:
- Quid pro quo sexual harassment—A quid pro quo claim can take two forms. It may involve the promise or offer of a job-related benefit in exchange for sexual favors. Conversely, it may manifest as the denial of benefits or rights because of the refusal to provide sexual favors. The types of benefits include promotions, raises, benefits, advanced training, opportunity to travel, desirability of job assignments, and even office location.
- The creation of a hostile environment based on sex—This type of claim involves any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that fosters, condones, encourages or perpetuates a threatening, abusive or intimidating environment. The conduct may include inappropriate touching, sexual references, jokes, language, images, objects, e-mails or other types of communication. The conduct must be so pervasive, continual or severe that it affects a person’s ability to work.
Experienced New Mexico Sexual Harassment Lawyer
Don’t silently submit to sexual harassment on the job—let a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney help you fight wrongful treatment at work based on sex. To schedule a meeting, send us an e-mail or call us at 505-900-3559. We can meet with you evenings or weekends, upon request. We take all major credit cards.
We handle many sexual harassment claims on a contingent fee basis. We won’t charge attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.