New Mexico Diversity laws & HR compliance analysis

New Mexico Diversity: What you need to know

The New Mexico Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, or serious medical condition (NM Stat. Sec. 28-1-1 et seq.). The Act covers employers with four or more employees, except that the provision prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity applies to employers with 15 or more employees and the provision on spousal affiliation applies to employers with 50 or more employees.
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The Human Rights Bureau is a neutral agency created to enforce the New Mexico Human Rights Act and offers no-cost training and education sessions to employers, employees, or any other interested groups about preventing discrimination in the workplace and the Human Rights Act. For more information, contact the agency at 505-827-6838, or go to
Last reviewed November 2017.

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New Mexico Diversity Resources

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Handouts Workplace Diversity (Handout)
PowerPoints Managing Non-English-Speaking Employees
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