EEO - Discrimination: New Mexico

This item is part of EEO - Discrimination.

Author: Lisa Mann, Jennifer Noya, Modrall Sperling

Summary

  • The New Mexico Human Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants because of race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), physical or mental handicap or serious medical condition. See Discrimination Under the New Mexico Human Rights Act.
  • The New Mexico Human Rights Bureau operates in a similar fashion to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding state discrimination claims under the New Mexico Human Rights Act. See Administrative Process.
  • The New Mexico Human Rights Act allows for actual damages such as lost wages, but does not allow for punitive damages. Injunctive relief and attorneys' fees are also available under the Act. See Remedies.