There are quite a few laws that protect workers in our country, and in Louisiana. Federal and state laws are in place to help ensure that employees are treated fairly, and that they are not discriminated against on almost any basis. Employers in Louisiana need to be aware of these laws and do their best to make sure that they are in compliance.
However, there may be a time when a company in Louisiana is facing an employment discrimination lawsuit. These lawsuits can allege discrimination against an employee based on race, gender, disability or even a person's age. With gender discrimination, in particular, there may even be claims of sexual harassment. Regardless of the basis of an employment discrimination lawsuit, no company wants the "bad press" that will inevitably come from even the potential of being labeled as an employer that discriminates against workers.
The bad press isn't the only downside when a company is named as a defendant in an employment discrimination lawsuit. In these cases, the federal government could get involved through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC. This agency is responsible for investigating many claims of employment discrimination under federal law.
Companies in Louisiana need to take the right approach to employment discrimination cases, contract disputes and all forms of business law issues. At our law firm, we do our best to help our clients get the information they need to make the right decisions in these types of cases. For more information, please visit the business litigation section of our law firm's website.