All individuals in Louisiana are protected by state and federal laws that prohibit unlawful acts of discrimination, harassment, abuse and oppression. By filing an official complaint with the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employees can initiate an investigation that may produce the information needed to obtain compensation for the victim and, if warranted, penalties for the guilty parties. Contacting an attorney so that your complaint is properly worded and filed is an important and helpful step in protecting your rights.
In New Orleans, the New Orleans Human Relations Commission enforces the city's laws regarding human relations and civil rights. The commission accepts complaints of discrimination and seeks resolution whenever possible.
At the law office of Robert B. Landry III PLC in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, we advocate aggressively for victims of civil rights abuses and employment law matters.
Certain types of bullying or hazing in Louisiana schools may be a violation of your child's civil rights. It should be reported to proper school officials immediately. If the problem is not resolved, we can address additional steps that may be taken. If a bullying case has merit, we will pursue full recourse allowed by state and federal laws.
Civil rights violations are often thought of as abuses of power by police or other government authorities. Police brutality, racial profiling, false arrest, false imprisonment, and jail or prison abuse are some of the most common civil rights claims against law enforcement officers.
Civil rights violations can also occur in the workplace or everyday life. These may include discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, disability or any other protected class. If you believe you are the victim of a civil rights violation, you should contact an attorney at the earliest opportunity to discuss the situation.
We Help Victims Seek Justice
We investigate claims of civil rights abuses thoroughly to determine if the case has merit. If so, we will pursue full recourse allowed by state and federal laws. If you are a victim of police brutality, discriminatory action by an employer, or civil rights infractions while pursuing housing or any other commercial service, we will help you take legal action and get the justice you deserve.
Contact our experienced civil rights lawyer to schedule a consultation. We will review the facts of your case and provide a straightforward assessment of what you may expect as an outcome.
We work with individuals in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, and throughout Louisiana.