Louisiana Fair Employment Act Filed!

Representative Austin Badon introduces the Louisiana Fair Employment Act!

Forum For Equality Louisiana is proud of Rep. Austin Badon for authoring the Louisiana Fair Employment Act. This bill would amend state protections and add safeguards from discrimination in public employment based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. House Bill 85 would further protect the over 80,000 state employees from discriminatory hiring and firing practices. Louisiana has the opportunity to join twenty-four states and the District of Columbia in protecting their public employees and Forum For Equality will continue to work closely with State Representative Austin Badon to help make this opportunity a reality!

Louisiana state law currently provides no protections for LGBT people, resulting in unfair treatment in the workplace. Lafayette, Shreveport, Bossier City, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lake Charles, and Monroe offer some form of employment protection for LGBT city or parish employees. The State of Louisiana needs to follow their lead and protect ALL our state employees.

“It’s time for the state of Louisiana to step up and make sure that people who are members of this community are protected. People should be judged in the workplace based on their qualifications and the quality of their work.”
-Rep. Austin Badon of New Orleans

Read the New Orleans Times Picayune Article and vote in their Opinion Poll!

About Forum For Equality

The Forum For Equality is a statewide human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve these goals is to educate our communities and to constructively participate in the political process.
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