The Indiana Civil Rights Law prohibits discrimination in employment because of ancestry or national origin (IN Code Sec. 22-9-1-2). Employment practices that discriminate against immigrants legally eligible to work may constitute national origin or ancestry discrimination. The Law covers employers with six or more employees.
Citizenship requirements that are made a condition of employment discriminate on the basis of national origin in violation of the Law. Inquiries about a person's citizenship or country of birth are unlawful and imply discrimination on the basis of national origin.
The Law is enforced by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, which is authorized to receive, initiate, investigate, and conciliate discrimination complaints; adopt regulations; issue subpoenas; hold hearings; and issue administrative orders that are enforceable in state court.