EEO - Discrimination: Louisiana

This item is part of EEO - Discrimination.

The information below should be reviewed in conjunction with the in-depth federal coverage of this topic provided above.

Author: David M. Korn, Phelps Dunbar LLP


  • 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.