"The Office of the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights is an assurance and a commitment by the state of Louisiana that the intent of the values of 'equality' and 'inalienable rights' are maintained." 

–Dr. Leah Raby, Executive Director

Who We Are

The role of the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) is to enforce specific laws pertaining to discriminatory practices in the state of Louisiana. To accomplish this purpose, the Commission uses distinct procedures for intake, investigation, mediation, and determination to process official complaints of discrimination.

The LCHR operates under the auspices of La.R.S. 51:2231 et seq., amended and 23:301 et seq., as amended. LCHR handles complaints of employment discrimination based on race, color, religion , sex, disability, age, sickle cell trait, pregnancy, child birth, and related medical conditions. Your employer must have a minimum of 20 employees to file a complaint under race, color, sex, national origin, religion, and disability in employment discrimination. To file under the basis of age your employer must have 20 employees and you must be age 40 or over, sickle cell trait requires at least 20 employees and pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions requires more than 25 employees. The last alleged act involving discrimination must have occurred within the past 180 days. LCHR also provides protection against discrimination in public accommodations and banking and lending practices.

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More Information

Structure and Function of the LCHR

File a Complaint

LCHR 2015 Report


Banking and Lending Practices Discrimination Intake Form 

Public Accomodation Discrimination Intake Form 



Mailing Address:

Office of the Governor
Louisiana Commission on Human Rights
P.O. Box 94094
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Physical Address:

1001 N. 23rd Street
Suite 268
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: (225)342-6969

Fax: (225)342-2063