Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Louisiana Employment Discrimination Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: Say you worked as a ASM in retail and your boss has placed her finger in your face in front of other managers and racist

She only hollers at the black men in front of customers and has a problem keeping her fingers to her side at black men and she always calls us aggressive when she is always the aggressor and corporate knew about it and

She admitted that to the DM

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 6, 2021

Consult with an attorney for an EEOC complaint.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was laid off without notice by my employer and everyone else still has a job. Can I sue?

I work construction and all other employees had another job to report to but I didn't. I asked my supervisor where I was going next and I was told to call the office. I called and they told me I was laid off out of the blue. They told me there was no work even when the other employees had jobs... Read more »

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Dec 9, 2020

More information is needed here. Your medical conditions may qualify as a "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act. That law provides employees with certain protections. You may also qualify for FMLA depending on the amount of time you worked for the company and depending on... Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: I was laid off because I’m severely allergic to Christmas trees a real one is in the building do I have a case?

The temp agency couldn’t get any accommodations for me even though I offered to work outdoors under the carport. The refusal to accommodate because of my severe allergic reaction to Christmas trees seems wrong due to the company has policies regarding scents used in the building. My unemployment... Read more »

J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Dec 5, 2020

There are many unknown variables involved in your situation and in response to your inquiry. Consequently, it is not possible to state definitively whether your employer did anything wrong. To name a few - you have not provided information as to the size of your employer (how many employees are... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: I have questions about the possible suing of my exhusband/boss for the things he did to me.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 7, 2020

You need to provide more details or call a client.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Sexual Harassment, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: I'm currently on leave for PTSD caused by sexual harassment. The owners were aware I was sexually abused when younger.

I've been subjected to the harassment at work for 12 years by another manager. He was fired for harassment by his previous employer. In addition to the harassing behavior, he started a rumor that I was having an affair with another supervisor. As a result of the rumor, other employees have... Read more »

Natalie Blackman
Natalie Blackman answered on Jan 25, 2018

Employment law cases are fact sensitive so I cannot assess your chances of winning in Court based on the information provided; however, you should definitely file a claim with the EEOC. Mediation is optional; however, if your employer agree to it, it would not hurt you to go through mediation. If... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my employer intimidate me into quitting because of health reasons, instead of letting me go on sick leave?
Natalie Blackman
Natalie Blackman answered on Jan 25, 2018

No, an employer cannot intimidate you into quitting because of health reasons. Generally, you can take sick leave if you are eligible, and it is available. Eligibility and availability would depend on the sick leave policy of your employer.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: Can a person be discriminated against during a job search for a two year old arrest with no charges?
Charles Joseph Stiegler
Charles Joseph Stiegler answered on Mar 28, 2017

Yes - a privately owned company in Louisiana may legally refuse to hire someone because of prior arrests, even if no charges were filed. Some states have "ban the box" laws limiting employees from considering applicants' criminal history and prior arrests. Louisiana is not one of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can an employer suddenly require a background check just because my urine was too warm for drug screen.

I rode with the company man to go do the drug screen and when I took the test, the lady said my urine was too warm so she poured it out. Well after sitting there for 2 hours and the lady said I had 3 hours to take it again, the company man decides he is tired of waiting on me to pee and we left.... Read more »

Charles Joseph Stiegler
Charles Joseph Stiegler answered on Feb 16, 2017

Louisiana law generally allows employers to require employees to undergo background checks or drug tests by registered laboratories. Unless you have reason to believe they are singling you out because of a protected characteristic (race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability) there... Read more »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.