The Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law prohibits employers of 20 or more employees, employment agencies, and labor organizations from printing or publishing (or causing to be printed or published) any notice or advertisement relating to employment that indicates any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on age (40 years and over), race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sickle-cell trait, a disability not related to the person’s ability to do the job, or protected genetic information (LA Rev. Stat. Sec. 23:301 et seq.).
However, religion, sex, or national origin may be mentioned if such specification is based on a bona fide occupational qualification.
The Law does not apply to nonprofit corporations, employment in domestic service, or to churches or religiously affiliated schools, including universities.
Last reviewed October 2014.