Employment Law Alert – July 2016

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  • Update on Reverse Discrimination Claims in New Mexico

    The New Mexico Court of Appeals recently considered the legal standard applying to employee reverse-discrimination claims under the New Mexico Human Rights Act (“NMHRA”). Reverse discrimination occurs when a member of a majority group is discriminated against on the basis of a protected factor, such as race or gender. In Garcia v. Hatch Valley Public Schools, 2016-NMCA-034, cert. granted, 2016-NMCERT-___ (No. S-1-SC-35641, Apr. 14, 2016), the court held that non-Hispanic workers can bring reverse-discrimination claims under the NMHRA, and that such claims will be analyzed in nearly the same way as other NMHRA discrimination claims. Continue Reading

    Contact Elizabeth A. Martinez by emailing her at elizabeth.martinez@modrall.com or calling (505) 848-1800 for further information.