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EEO - Discrimination: New Mexico

EEO - Discrimination requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Lisa Mann, Jennifer Noya, Modrall Sperling


  • 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.
  • Albuquerque has requirements pertaining to discrimination. See Local Requirements.