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Louisiana 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

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