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Getting Answers About Employment Law Issues

When someone who works hard at their job has their employee rights violated, it can be hard for them to get the information they need to defend themselves. Human resources teams at the office prioritize the company’s best interests, so employees benefit from having an attorney to be their advocate. When you face challenges at work, let our team at Flores Mendez, PC answer your employment law questions. We have more than 30 years of combined experience helping our clients and answering questions such as:

Are non-US citizens protected under state and federal employment laws?

Despite what some may think, any employee, regardless of citizenship status, is protected by state and federal employment laws. In both Texas and New Mexico, if you suffer an employee rights violation, you should reach out to an employment law attorney for the help you deserve.

Can my employer fire me if I file a claim with the EEOC?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is meant to protect employees in the workplace, and there are laws that defend employees who file a claim with them. Any employer who fires someone for filing these claims is engaging in workplace retaliation, an illegal action that exposes them to serious legal consequences.

What are the protected classes?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 lists several specific classes of people who are protected from discrimination, including in the workplace. These classes are a person’s race, religion, nation of origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, and sex (including gender identity and pregnancy status).

When should I call an employment law attorney?

Whether you know that you suffered a violation of your employee rights or you are not sure, now is the best time to reach out to an employment law lawyer. Contact our offices in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, by calling us at 915-955-5164 or email us here and schedule your initial consultation today.