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Louisiana Civil Rights Laws

Below you will find state-specific laws on civil rights in various different contexts, including whether private civil rights actions are permitted, applicable statutes of limitations, and pertinent code provisions. Click on the links below for state-specific civil rights laws.

Explanation of Terms in Civil Rights Laws Chart

Code Section 46:2251, et seq. (Handicapped); 51:2601, et seq. (Housing); 23:301, et seq. (Employment)
Agency Handicapped: None; Housing: Louisiana Dept. of Justice; Employment: None
Administrative Preemption Handicapped: No Housing: No; Employment: No
Private Action Permitted? Handicapped: Yes; Housing: Yes; Employment: Yes
Attorney Fees Recoverable by Plaintiff? Handicapped: Yes; Housing: Yes; Employment: Yes
Statute of Limitations Handicapped: 80 days to 1 yr.; Housing: 1 yr./agency, 2 yrs./private action; Employment: Not specified

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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