Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Albert William Block, Jr., West Monroe, for applicant.
Robert McCullere Baldwin, Hudson, Potts & Bernstein, Monroe, for respondent.
Supreme Court of Louisiana.
The issue before us concerns whether district courts have been divested of jurisdiction of the cause of action for retaliatory discharge created by LSA-R.S. 23:1361 by reason of the 1990 amendment to LSA-Const. Art. V, § 16. LSA-R.S. 23:1361 imposes civil penalties on an employer for discharging or refusing employment to an employee or applicant because of the prior assertion of a claim for worker's compensation benefits. The constitutional amendment...
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