2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 23 - Labor and Worker's Compensation
RS 23:323 - Discrimination

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 23:323 (2018)

§323. Discrimination

A. No otherwise qualified person with a disability shall, on the basis of a disability, be subjected to discrimination in employment.

B. An employer, labor organization, or employment agency shall not engage in any of the following practices:

(1) Fail or refuse to hire, promote, or reasonably accommodate an otherwise qualified person with a disability on the basis of a disability, when it is unrelated to the individual's ability, with reasonable accommodation, to perform the duties of a particular job or position.

(2) Discharge or otherwise discriminate against an otherwise qualified person with a disability with respect to compensation or the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of a disability when it is unrelated to the individual's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position.

(3) Limit, segregate, or classify an otherwise qualified person with a disability in a way which deprives the individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affects the status of the individual on the basis of a disability when it is unrelated to the individual's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position.

(4) Fail or refuse to hire or to promote an otherwise qualified person with a disability on the basis of physical or mental examinations or preemployment interviews that are not directly related to the requirements of the specific job, or which are not required of all employees or applicants.

(5) Discharge or take other discriminatory action against an otherwise qualified person with a disability on the basis of physical or mental examinations or preemployment interviews that are not directly related to the requirements of the specific job, or are not required of all employees or applicants.

(6) Fail or refuse to hire or to promote an otherwise qualified person with a disability when adaptive devices or aids may need to be utilized to enable that individual, at the individual's own expense, to perform the specific requirements of the job.

(7) Discharge or take other discriminatory action against an otherwise qualified person with a disability when adaptive devices or aids may need to be utilized to enable that individual, at the individual's own expense, to perform the specific requirements of the job.

(8) Make or use a written or oral inquiry or form of application that elicits, or attempts to elicit, information concerning the disability of a prospective employee for discriminatory purposes contrary to the provisions or purposes of this Part.

(9) Make or keep a record of information, or disclose information, concerning the disability of a prospective employee for discriminatory purposes contrary to the provisions or purposes of this Part.

(10) Make or use a written or oral inquiry or form of application that expresses a preference, limitation, or specification based on the disability of a prospective employee for discriminatory purposes contrary to the provisions or purposes of this Part.

C. Specifically, a labor organization shall not engage in any of the following practices:

(1) Exclude or expel from membership, or otherwise discriminate against, an otherwise qualified member or applicant for membership on the basis of a disability that is unrelated to the individual's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position which entitled him to membership.

(2) Limit, segregate, or classify membership, or applicants for membership, or classify or fail or refuse to refer for employment an otherwise qualified person with a disability in a way which would deprive or tend to deprive him of employment opportunities, or which would limit employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee or as an applicant for employment, on the basis of a disability that is unrelated to the individual's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position.

D. An employer, labor organization, or joint labor management committee controlling apprenticeship, on-the-job training, or other training programs shall not engage in any of the following practices:

(1) Discriminate against an otherwise qualified person with a disability because of disability that is not related to the individual's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position in admission to, or continuation in, a program established to provide such apprenticeship or other training.

(2) Print, publish, or cause to be printed or published a notice or advertisement relating to employment, indicating a preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination, based on a disability that is unrelated to the ability of an otherwise qualified person with a disability to perform the duties of a particular job or position.

Acts 1997, No. 1409, §1, eff. Aug. 1, 1997; Acts 2014, No. 811, §12, eff. June 23, 2014.

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