Month: January 2020

Understanding genetic discrimination

Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees or applicants because of their genetic information. It applies to any aspect of employment including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, training, benefits and others. It applies to an...

Understanding Louisiana community property rules

The community property law in Louisiana addresses the ownership and management of property by married couples. Property includes vehicles, houses, bank accounts, income and other items of value. If community funds are used to buy the property, it is usually community...

What is driver negligence?

Whether it is a fender-bender or a five-car pileup on a Baton Rouge highway, a motor vehicle accident is likely caused by the negligence of one or more parties. These parties may include: The driver of a vehicle The owner of a vehicle The employer of the driver, if...

Facebook facing race discrimination charge

In Louisiana, employees who feel they have been discriminated against for a protected reason, like race, can file a lawsuit in state or federal court. Before filing in federal court, employees must file a government charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity...