Louisiana is an “at will” employment state.
Employment law in Louisiana specifically states that we are an “at-will” employment state. This means that unless you have a written employment contract, your employer can fire you for any reason or without reason. However, there is one caveat – you cannot be fired for a discriminatory reason. What is a discriminatory reason? Your employer cannot harass, retaliate or fire you based upon your race, gender, religion, disability, color or national origin under state or federal law. Also, your employer cannot fire or retaliate against you for being a “whistle blower” in some instances.
If you have been fired, retaliated against or harassed by your employer and you feel like you fall into one of these categories, call one of our experienced employment lawyers immediately to evaluate your claim. You must file the proper state and/or federal paperwork with the appropriate agency to preserve your claim. There are different deadlines for different types of claims. Failure to properly or timely file the necessary documentation can jeopardize your case and recovery. Call now and one of our employment law lawyers in Baton Rouge will help shepherd you through this difficult process.
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