New Mexico Amends Employment Discrimination Law

State Update Overview

Date Updated July 2020
Labor Law Update The State of New Mexico updates employment discrimination law.
What Changed Pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions considered protected class.
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster New Mexico Labor Law Poster

In July 2020, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions published an updated Human Rights Act poster to include an amendment to the law.

New Mexico Employment Discrimination Law Update

  • Pregnancy, childbirth or conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth are considered a class protected from employment discrimination.
  • Women may ask employers for reasonable accommodations while pregnant or newly parenting.
  • Employers are prohibited from forcing an employee to take paid or unpaid leave because of pregnancy, childbirth or a condition related to pregnancy or childbirth if another reasonable accommodation can be provided.

New Mexico Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the State of New Mexico must display the new Human Rights Act notice along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our New Mexico & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the New Mexico Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.




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