The Indiana Age Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age against individuals who are at least 40 years of age, but not yet 75 (IN Code Sec. 22-9-2-1et seq.). The Act covers all employers except those that are subject to the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The ADEA covers employers with 20 or more employees and protects individuals who are at least 40 years of age with no upper age limit.
Under state law, an employer may not:
• Dismiss or refuse to employ or rehire any person because of his or her age.
• Discharge an employee because he or she has provided evidence in connection with a complaint under the Act.