§ 51:2231 A. It is the purpose and intent of the legislature by this enactment to provide for execution within Louisiana of the policies embodied in the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, 1968,
§ 51:2232 Definitions
§ 51:2233 Establishment of commission; membership; terms; confirmation
§ 51:2234 Members; qualifications; compensation
§ 51:2235 Powers and duties of commission
§ 51:2236 Parishes and municipalities may prohibit discrimination
§ 51:2237 Local human rights commissions
§ 51:2238 Powers of local commissions
§ 51:2239 Additional powers of local commissions
§ 51:2240 Enforcement of local commission orders
§ 51:2241 Cooperation between state and local commissions
§ 51:2246 Plans to eliminate imbalance among employees permitted
§ 51:2247 Public accommodations, resorts, amusements; discriminatory practices prohibited
§ 51:2247.1 Breastfeeding; discriminatory practices prohibited
§ 51:2248 Advertisement of accommodations, goods, services
§ 51:2254 Unlawful financial practices
§ 51:2255 Unlawful practices in connection with credit transactions; exceptions
§ 51:2256 Conspiracy to violate human rights and discrimination laws
§ 51:2257 Complaints of discrimination; procedure; conciliation agreements; enforcement
§ 51:2258 Conciliation agreements; violation unlawful
§ 51:2259 Notice and hearing; procedure
§ 51:2260 Documentary evidence; effect
§ 51:2261 Findings of the commission; orders; nature of affirmative action
§ 51:2262 Investigations; powers; confidential nature of records
§ 51:2263 Subpoenas; issuance; enforcement
§ 51:2264 Civil remedies for injunction and damages
§ 51:2265 Judicial review

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 51 > Chapter 38

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Commission: means the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2232
  • Commissioner: means a member of the commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2232
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Disability: means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual, a record of such impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2232
  • Discriminatory practice in connection with employment: means an employment practice prohibited by Chapter 3-A of Title 23 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950,  or by R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2232
  • Discriminatory practice in connection with public accommodations: means any direct or indirect act or practice of exclusion, distinction, restriction, segregation, limitation, refusal, denial, or any other act or practice of differentiation or preference in the treatment of a person or persons because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2232
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Existing high rise buildings: means any building having floor surfaces used for human occupation located more than seventy-five feet above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access constructed before January 1, 1975. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:1642
  • Fire protection sprinkler system: means a system of overhead piping designed in accordance with fire protection engineering standards. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:1642
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Hearing examiner: means one or more persons or commissioners designated by the commission to conduct a hearing. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2232
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Major life activities: includes functions such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2232
  • Master plan: means a specific scheme or plan detailing the number of floors, total square footage, present occupancy and a proposed completion date of each phase and completion date of total compliance with the requirement of this Subpart. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:1642
  • Mental impairment: means any mental or psychological disorder, such as intellectual disability, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2232
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • National origin: means the national origin of an ancestor. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2232
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Person: means one or more individuals, governments, governmental agencies, public authorities, labor organizations, corporations, legal representatives, partnerships, associations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, or other organized groups of persons. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2232
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Unlawful practice: means a discriminatory practice in connection with employment, a discriminatory practice in connection with public accommodations, or any other practice prohibited by this Chapter or by Chapter 3-A of Title 23 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:2232