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Louisiana State Statute:
opens new window Louisiana: LRS 23:302
23:352 and 23:368; LRS 51:2231 et seq.
Employment Nondiscrimination,
An employer, labor organization, or employment agency may not (1) discriminate against any employee based on genetic information, (2) require, collect, purchase, or disclose genetic information or information about a request or receipt of genetic services with respect to an employee, or (3) maintain genetic information or information about a request for or the receipt of genetic services in general personnel files. Exceptions regarding disclosure include disclosure to an occupational or other health researcher if the research complies with Part 46 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Additional prohibitions apply to labor organizations with respect to membership and to employers, labor organizations and employment agencies with respect to training. Employers, employment agencies and labor organizations also may not discriminate because an individual has sickle cell trait.

Last Reviewed: June 10, 2014