Tag Archives: Employment Non-Discrimination

Statement Regarding WWL

We are appalled by a Tweet that was sent by WWL’s official Twitter account calling one of their own employees a derogatory epithet. This deplorable act highlights the hostility that frequently confronts LGBTQ employees in the workplace, and it also … Continue reading

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Forum for Equality and Louisiana Trans Advocates Condemn AG Jeff Landry for Attacking LGBTQ Rights at the U.S. Supreme Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 30, 2019 CONTACT: Dylan Waguespack, Board President, Louisiana Trans Advocates 504-450-7496; dylan@latransadvocates.org SarahJane Guidry, Executive Director, Forum for Equality 504-301-6006; sarahjane@forumforequality.org AUGUST 30, 2019 — Attorney General Jeff Landry filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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We can STILL be fired in Louisiana

Earlier this session, Rep. Joe Bouie introduced the Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act (LENDA). This important legislation (HB 302) would have included employment protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Unfortunately, the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee voted … Continue reading

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FFE Executive Director’s Remarks on LENDA

  Sarah Jane Guidry, Forum for Equality’s Executive Director, testified before the House Labor and Industrial Relations committee in support of HB 3012 – the Louisiana Employment Non-discrimination Act. Here are her remarks: Thank you Representatives for the opportunity to … Continue reading

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The Session Has Begun

The 2019 Legislative Session has begun. Let’s get started! Rep. Joseph Bouie, Jr. has introduced the Louisiana Employment Non-discrimination Act (LENDA – HB 302) to the House of Representatives. LENDA seeks to update current employment nondiscrimination laws with protections for the LGBTQ community … Continue reading

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Your Senator Needs To Hear from YOU!

The Louisiana Employment Nondiscrimination Act (LENDA) is coming up for a vote in the Senate and Forum for Equality needs YOU! All hardworking people should be treated fairly and equally by the laws of our state. Everyone should have the … Continue reading

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Tell Your Louisiana Senator You Support LENDA!

Senator Troy Carter’s Louisiana Employment Nondiscrimination Act (LENDA) passed out of the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee by a vote of 4 to 3. We are very appreciative of Sen. Regina Barrow, Sen. Wesley Bishop, Sen. Troy Carter, and Sen. … Continue reading

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