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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 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.
  • The Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law covers public and private employers that employ 20 or more employees. There is no individual liability under Louisiana law. See Covered Employers.
  • Louisiana law protects employees from discrimination based upon age; disability; race; color; religion; national origin; natural, protective or cultural hairstyle; sex; pregnancy and related medical conditions; genetic information and sickle cell trait. See Protected Classes.
  • Louisiana has military related protections. See Military Related Protections.
  • New Orleans has requirements pertaining to discrimination. See Local Requirements.