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Basics of Workplace Discrimination

This resource goes over discrimination in the workplace including links to employment discrimination issue guides and process guides to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under federal law, Louisiana Commission on Human Rights (LCHR), and state.

Brain Injury Alliance of Louisiana

BIALA and United Spinal Association, LA Chapter provides information and support to survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries, their caregivers and professionals. BIALA and United Spinal Association, LA Chapter provides access to numerous support groups throughout the state for those dealing with brain and spinal cord injuries.

Filing a Charge of Discrimination with the LCHR (Louisiana Commission on Human Rights)

Discriminated at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (gender identity and sexual orientation), pregnancy, childbirth & related medical conditions, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information? This resource goes over the process to file a discrimination claim with the LCHR (Louisiana Commission on Human Rights).

Office of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD)

OCDD gives information and services for Louisiana residents with a developmental disability, defined as a severe chronic disability caused by mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or autism.

Private Sector Employee Benefit Plans

The ESBA website provides quick information about federal laws that cover private sector employee benefit plans. Questions and answers on issues such as: lost or stolen pension or other retirement benefits, denied health and disability benefits, COBRA, Association Health Plans, plan administration and compliance.

Veteran Discrimination in Employment

Do you feel you have been discriminated against because of your status as a veteran? This resource goes over disability and other types of federal and state veteran discrimination in employment situations and the process to file a claim if you have experienced disability discrimination as a veteran.

Waivers of Discrimination Claims in Employee Severance Agreements

Many employers offer departing employees money or benefits in exchange for a release (or “waiver”) of liability for all claims connected with the employment relationship, including discrimination claims under the civil rights laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) -- the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Equal Pay Act (EPA). Includes what to do if you are offered a severance agreement in exchange for a waiver of your actual or potential discrimination claims, basic information about severance agreements, and when a waiver is valid.

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