There are few things worse than facing on-the-job discrimination or finding yourself suddenly fired when you believe you have done nothing wrong. At the Smith Law Firm, we know that workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation can be devastating. We have the experience and dedication to right these injustices. Our attorneys have a passion for getting our clients what they deserve, and we can help you, too. We have handled a large number of labor and employment cases, including cases of disability discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, race discrimination, and more.
Our firm works with individuals in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the surrounding state and has more than 50 years of experience standing up for workers across the Bayou State and the country.
When you contact the Smith Law Firm, we will help you make sense of your legal options and move forward to positive solutions. If you have been fired for blowing the proverbial whistle or have faced discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, we may be able to help you get reinstated in your position and pursue compensation and back pay.
In addition to individual employment matters, we also represent unions and small businesses in selected labor and employment matters.
Protecting Your Employee Rights–the Smith Law Firm
Employees in Louisiana are protected by both state and federal laws. Though Louisiana is an “at will” employment state, meaning that employees may be terminated for any reason, that does not mean that discriminatory, retaliatory, or otherwise unlawful employment actions are permissible.
Laws and agencies that protect employees from adverse employment practices include:
In addition, Louisiana has various whistleblower statutes that protect employees against retaliation or termination for reporting violations of state law and other improper activities. There are also numerous federal statutes that protect whistleblowers as well. These laws are designed to discourage employers from punishing employees for doing the right thing. This is important for our clients facing retaliation by their employers to remember. If you have reported improper activities or violations of law by your employer and think you are being punished for it, we encourage you to contact us to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. We will evaluate your options for addressing unlawful retaliation and do our best to help you.
Seek Compensation When Your Employee and Labor Rights Have Been Infringed
In Louisiana, employees who are victims of workplace discrimination may seek compensatory damages under state or federal law, and in some cases, both. However, knowing how to file is complicated and requires the assistance of an experienced labor and employment law attorney.
At the Smith Law Firm, we represent clients in all aspects of employment law, including:
If you have an employment or labor dispute, you need to contact the Smith Law Firm.
Meet with the Smith Law Firm Today
Filing an employment or labor law dispute requires adhering to strict deadlines, regardless of whether you are filing under state or federal law. At the Smith Law Firm, we know the legal system inside and out and will fight vigorously on your behalf.
Call us at 225-383-7716 to speak with an employment attorney today.
Aug. 20, 2019, 396 F. Supp. 3d 686 (ADA)
Nov. 1, 2002, 240 F. Supp. 2d 590 (sexual harassment)
Nov. 8, 2019, 421 F. Supp. 3d 352 (prepare discovery)
Feb. 11, 1999, 37 F. Supp. 2d 805
Nov. 17, 1980, 630 F. 2d 1058
Feb. 26, 1986, 783 F.2d 597
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Jun. 3, 2016, 196 So. 3d 90 (public records act)
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Jan. 9, 2020, 295 So. 3d 419 (open meetings)
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Apr. 5, 1983, 431 So. 2d 27 (health insurance)
Jun. 29, 1981, 401 So. 2d 1218
May 15, 1998, 714 So. 2d 199 (workers compensation)
Jun. 30, 1975, 316 So. 2d 829
Aug. 16, 2017, 226, So. 3d 1211 (public records)
May 5, 2009, 2008 1598 (La.App. 1 Cir. 05/05/09) (workers compensation)
Oct. 6, 1995, 671 So. 2d 370 (workers compensation)
Mar. 29, 2006, 2005 0807 (La.App. 1 Cir. 03/29/06) (workers compensation)
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