The state of Indiana has no affirmative action requirements for private employers. The Indiana Civil Rights Law prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry.
It also unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant for employment on the basis that he or she is a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard, or member of a reserve component (IN Stat. Sec. 22-9-1-1 et seq.). The Law covers employers with six or more employees. It has no provision that requires private employers to implement affirmative action plans (AAPs).
State agencies. Indiana requires all state agencies to develop AAPs to address under-utilization in the workforce of women, minorities, individuals over the age of 40, and individuals with disabilities (IN Stat. Sec. 4-15-12-1et seq.). The director of state personnel must approve the plans.