Wrongful Termination Attorney Albuquerque
After being terminated from employment, the first thing you ask yourself is the reasoning behind your employer’s decision? Feelings of confusion, irritation, shame, and anxiety wash over you and you want answers. The Law Offices of Erika E. Anderson are here to help you through these overwhelming emotions and plan a course of action to serve you justice.
In many cases of wrongful termination, the decision may have been in violation of your civil rights. Whether or not your employer revealed that as their reason, you are entitled to seek the truth and potential compensation for your losses.
With long-term and achievement-based experience in litigating cases having to do with civil rights and employment, the Law Offices of Erika E. Anderson will tirelessly fight to gain information that can prove a wrongful termination. Contact our offices today for a consultation.
Wrongful Termination in New Mexico
Wrongful termination can be tricky to prove, due to the law of At-Will Employment in New Mexico. At-will employment is a type of employment where your leadership can terminate you without a reason, legal or at all.
The exception to this rule of law is that an employee cannot be terminated due to a reason that violates the law. Unlawful reasoning can include:
Termination as a form of discrimination:
Termination as a form of sexual harassment:Due to civil rights laws, an employer cannot terminate you after reporting an incident of sexual harassment that you or someone else endured and an employer cannot terminate you for refusing their sexual harassment.
Termination that violates state labor lawsLabor laws vary from state to state, but an employer cannot terminate you if they are in violation of those laws.
Termination as a form of retaliationSimilar to termination as a form of sexual harassment, an employer cannot terminate you after reporting them for any illegal activity, including sexual harassment. If the activity of the employer is deemed legal, the reporting employee is still protected under the law as long as the report was filed with genuine concern.
Termination that violates employee policy or contractAlthough most employees do not have contracts, most do have policies that must be followed. If a contract does exist with a list of acceptable reasons for termination, an employer cannot terminate you for a reason not on the list. Employee policies have disciplinary procedures and an employer cannot terminate you without following those outlined in the policy.
Services Provided in Forming a Wrongful Termination Case
Similar to most cases, evidence must be gathered to create a compelling and factual argument. The Law Offices of Erika E. Anderson are committed to finding the truth for you and we do that by accomplishing the following:
- Reviewing employee documentation
- Reviewing performance reviews and evaluation
- Talking to key witnesses (coworkers and other people in leadership positions)
- Reviewing employer policies and handbooks
- Reviewing termination documentation, including reasoning for termination
Most employers will give reasoning for why they terminated you, but through examination of these documents we may discover your civil rights may have been violated and we will follow suit with a compelling case.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Erika E. Anderson for a Wrongful Termination Lawyer?
Choosing the right law firm is vital in the pursuit of justice. The Law Offices of Erika E. Anderson have a tremendous track record of achieving results in difficult cases and litigating employment and civil rights cases in both state and federal court.
We have achieved outstanding results for clients both at trial and on appeal. Our reputation of success is due to our willingness to take on challenges and succeed and to forge close bonds with our clients. If your civil rights have been violated, we are dedicated to seeking the justice you deserve. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated for any of the reasons discussed and desire an experienced attorney who will fight for you, contact the Law Offices of Erika E. Anderson today for a consultation.