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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 made... Read more »

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 »

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Q: Can my employer intimidate me into quitting because of health reasons, instead of letting me go on sick leave?

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.

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Q: Can a person be discriminated against during a job search for a two year old arrest with no charges?

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 them. The only... Read more »

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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 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 »

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