Legal Help for Employment Issues, including Workplace Discrimination and Retaliation
Generally, employees have the right to be treated fairly, to report abuse without retaliation, request help from unions and immigrant and labor rights groups, and to work free from discrimination.
Certain types of discrimination are prohibited in the workplace under federal law and Louisiana law, including discrimination based on race, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin (including language), age, or disability. Sex discrimination includes pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, and discrimination based on gender identity/expression or transgender status. There are also protections for workers who were formerly incarcerated or have criminal records.
The law generally prohibits an employer from firing or retaliating against a worker for asserting his or her rights under these laws. Similarly, the law generally prohibits an employer from retaliating against workers that have expressed concern about their wages or working conditions.
The WJP provides legal representation to individuals and groups of workers whose rights have been violated in the workplace. If you feel that your rights have been violated or you would like more information about your rights in the workplace, contact the WJP.
For legal assistance or questions about your rights at work, please call 504-861-5571.
Notice: This is general information and is not legal advice.