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Louisiana State Law RS 23:323
http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=83874
323. Discrimination

A. No otherwise qualified disabled person shall, on the basis of a disability, be subjected to discrimination in employment.

B. An employer, labor organization, or employment agency shall not engage in any of the following practices:

(1) Fail or refuse to hire, promote, or reasonably accommodate an otherwise qualified disabled person on the basis of a disability, when it is unrelated to the individual's ability, with reasonable accommodation, to perform the duties of a particular job or position.

(2) Discharge or otherwise discriminate against an otherwise qualified disabled person with respect to compensation or the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of a disability when it is unrelated to the individual's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position.

(3) Limit, segregate, or classify an otherwise qualified disabled person in a way which deprives the individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affects the status of the individual on the basis of a disability when it is unrelated to the individual's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position.

(4) Fail or refuse to hire or to promote an otherwise qualified disabled person on the basis of physical or mental examinations or preemployment interviews that are not directly related to the requirements of the specific job, or which are not required of all employees or applicants.

(5) Discharge or take other discriminatory action against an otherwise qualified disabled person on the basis of physical or mental examinations or preemployment interviews that are not directly related to the requirements of the specific job, or are not required of all employees or applicants.

(6) Fail or refuse to hire or to promote an otherwise qualified disabled person when adaptive devices or aids may need to be utilized to enable that individual, at the individual's own expense, to perform the specific requirements of the job.

(7) Discharge or take other discriminatory action against an otherwise qualified disabled person when adaptive devices or aids may need to be utilized to enable that individual, at the individual's own expense, to perform the specific requirements of the job.

(8) Make or use a written or oral inquiry or form of application that elicits, or attempts to elicit, information concerning the disability of a prospective employee for discriminatory purposes contrary to the provisions or purposes of this Part.

(9) Make or keep a record of information, or disclose information, concerning the disability of a prospective employee for discriminatory purposes contrary to the provisions or purposes of this Part.

(10) Make or use a written or oral inquiry or form of application that expresses a preference, limitation, or specification based on the disability of a prospective employee for discriminatory purposes contrary to the provisions or purposes of this Part.

C. Specifically, a labor organization shall not engage in any of the following practices:

(1) Exclude or expel from membership, or otherwise discriminate against, an otherwise qualified member or applicant for membership on the basis of a disability that is unrelated to the individual's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position which entitled him to membership.

(2) Limit, segregate, or classify membership, or applicants for membership, or classify or fail or refuse to refer for employment an otherwise qualified disabled person in a way which would deprive or tend to deprive him of employment opportunities, or which would limit employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee or as an applicant for employment, on the basis of a disability that is unrelated to the individual's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position.

D. An employer, labor organization, or joint labor management committee controlling apprenticeship, on-the-job training, or other training programs shall not engage in any of the following practices:

(1) Discriminate against an otherwise qualified disabled person because of disability that is not related to the individual's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position in admission to, or continuation in, a program established to provide such apprenticeship or other training.

(2) Print, publish, or cause to be printed or published a notice or advertisement relating to employment, indicating a preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination, based on a disability that is unrelated to an otherwise qualified disabled person's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position.

Acts 1997, No. 1409, §1, eff. Aug. 1, 1997

Louisiana state statute 21:51
51. Pet animals, taking into hotel rooms, etc., prohibited; penalty; exemptions

A. No person shall take, and no owner, manager, or person in charge of any hotel or motel shall permit any person to take any dog, cat, or pet animal into any hotel room or into the sleeping quarters or bedrooms of any hotel or motel where there is posted in a conspicuous place a sign to the effect that dogs, cats, and pet animals are prohibited therein.

B. Whoever violates this Section shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars or be imprisoned for not more than thirty days, or both.

C. This Section shall not apply to guide dogs or service dogs used by blind persons, visually handicapped persons, deaf persons, hearing impaired persons, and other physically disabled persons who have been taught to use such dogs at a qualified dog guide or service school.

Amended by Acts 1962, No. 33, §1; Acts 1993, No. 763, §1.

Louisiana state statuteRS 21:52
http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=82000
52. Guide or service dog, rights and privileges of owners; penalties for violations

A. Any blind person, visually handicapped person, deaf person, hearing impaired person, or otherwise physically disabled person who is accompanied by a properly controlled dog which such person has been taught to use as a guide or for service at a qualified dog guide or service school is entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of all public accommodation, amusement or resort, and other places to which the general public is invited, and shall be entitled to take such dog into such conveyances and places, subject only to the accommodations and limitations applicable to all persons not so accompanied, provided that the dog shall not occupy a seat in any public conveyance.

B. Any person, firm, or corporation, or agent, representative, or employee of any person, firm, or corporation who deprives any blind person, visually handicapped person, deaf person, hearing impaired person, or otherwise physically disabled person of any right conferred by Subsection A of this Section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined a sum not to exceed five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the parish jail for a period not to exceed ninety days, or both, within the discretion of the judge; and for every such offense such person shall forfeit and pay a sum not to exceed five hundred dollars to any person aggrieved thereby, to be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction in the parish where such offense was committed.

C. The provisions of Subsections A and B of this Section shall be inapplicable unless the person, as described in Subsections A and B of this Section, accompanied by a guide or service dog, shall furnish evidence as to the training of the dog, which evidence shall be obtained from the training agency or school by which the dog has been trained.

Added by Acts 1954, No. 83, §1. Amended by Acts 1962, No. 33, §1; Acts 1981, No. 407, §1; Acts 1993, No. 763, §1.