EEO - Discrimination: Louisiana

EEO - Discrimination requirements for other states

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

Author: David M. Korn, Phelps Dunbar LLP

Summary:

  • The Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law is a state statute that protects private and public employees from discrimination. See Discrimination Under the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law.
  • Louisiana law protects employees from discrimination based upon age, disability, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy and related medical conditions, and genetic information. See Protected Classes.
  • The Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law covers public and private employers who employ 20 or more employees. There is no individual liability under Louisiana law. See Covered Employers.
  • The Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law does not protect employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation. See Protected Classes.