Albuquerque, NM asked in Employment Law for New Mexico

Q: I'm just wondering if I have a case for wrongful termination against my former employer? thank you.

I live in New Mexico. I was fired last October due to a felony allegation. Now the allegation has been fully dismissed.

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Trent A. Howell

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  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Licensed in New Mexico

A: In general, there is no law against an employer terminating employees for felony allegations, regardless whether they result in conviction. However, if the employer retains some employees and terminates others for have felony allegations, there may be a question of whether the employer is applying this standard in a discriminatory way.

This is not legal advice to you, but a general idea of the law. Whether and how it applies to you would depend on the details of your employment.

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