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Is there an open records act so that I could look at my

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Is there an open records act so that I could look at my personnel file anytime I want to. I work at a elementary school and I want to look in my file and I'm trying to find out what is in there.
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Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

Under Louisiana law, the public records law does not cover personnel files. There is no right of an employee in LA to force the employer to allow the employee to examine their personnel file. The personnel file belongs to the employer, including government employer's like schools, and as such the employer can prevent anyone from looking in the files.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
ok I talked to you yesterday regarding some Louisiana educational questions. I have a doctors note that I will give to my employer at the school concerning my health conditions can she deny this and fire me
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Also can I have your name and where your from?
Education lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Attorney replied 1 month ago

Thank you for your reply.

You did not talk to me, you spoke with another expert. We do not give our names for privacy reasons as we are not allowed to represent anyone from this site. I am a licensed Louisiana attorney from New Orleans, but legally I cannot and do not represent you.

You asked about personnel files, I answered you above about personnel files.

You are now going into your ADA rights, which is a different topic.

Under the ADA, if you have a PERMANENT DISABILITY, meaning one that permanently impairs a major life function, the employer has to give you "reasonable accommodations" as may be needed for you to perform your job. Reasonable accommodation does not have to be the exact one you ask for, just any reasonable accommodation to allow you to do your job. If the employer refuses, then you make a complaint to the EEOC for violation of your rights under the ADA.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
does any of the lawyers on here ever represent people that they talk to? Also the employer has written me up and I have to sign the document. Can I ask to take it to a lawyer to make sure that there is nothing in the letter that will incriminate me?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Sorry I ask a question you have already answered about representing me
Education lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Attorney replied 1 month ago

Thank you for your reply.

State law forbids us from representing anyone from this site, this is in exchange for allowing us to provide information to customers to help educate them to the laws and rights. This is explained in the terms of service that customers click on agreeing to before they post their questions as well.

You have to sign the document, you cannot take it to a lawyer first. Your signature is NOT an admission of guilt, it is an acknowledgment you received the letter.

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