Title 46. Public Welfare and Assistance

Chapter 30. Civil Rights for Persons with Disabilities

46:2256       Complaints; filing procedure; compensation


A. When any person with a disability believes that any person has engaged or is engaging in discriminatory practices, as defined in this Chapter, he shall have one year from the date of the alleged discriminatory act to file a complaint in the appropriate civil district court. 


B. Persons with disabilities who have been subject to unlawful discrimination as defined in this Chapter shall have the right to any and all remedies available under the law if they prevail in a suit under this Chapter including but not limited to compensatory damages, attorney fees, costs, and any other relief deemed appropriate. Any person who believes he has been discriminated against and intends to pursue court action shall give the person who has allegedly discriminated written notice of this fact at least thirty days before initiating court action and shall detail the discrimination, and both parties shall make a good faith effort to resolve the dispute before court action. 


C. Any party filing suit under this Chapter who fails to prevail in his cause of action shall be held responsible for reasonable attorney fees and all court costs at the discretion of the judge. 


Added by Acts 1980, No. 665, § 1. Amended by Acts 1991, No. 563, § 1; Acts 2014, No. 811, § 24, eff. June 23, 2014; Acts 2018, No. 206, § 5.