The Indiana Civil Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, physical or mental disability, national origin, military status, or ancestry. The law applies to all public employers and private employers with six or more employees (IN Code Ann. Sec. 22-9-1-1 et seq.).
Age discrimination. A separate antidiscrimination law prohibits employers with one or more employees from discriminating on the basis of age (between 40 and 75 years of age) (IN Code Ann. Sec. 22-9-2-1 et seq.). The law does not apply to employers that are subject to the provisions of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees and covers employees who are 40 years of age or older. There is no upper age limit.
Disability discrimination. The Indiana Employment Discrimination Against Disabled Persons Law prohibits employers from discriminating against a qualified individual based on disability (IN Code Ann. Sec. 22-9-5-19). It is also unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a qualified individual because he or she has a family, business, social, or other relationship or association with an individual with a known disability (910 IN Admin. Code Sec. 3-3-5).
Employers may not require as a condition of employment that an applicant or employee refrain from using tobacco products during nonworking hours (IN Code Ann. Sec. 22-5-4-1 et seq.). Employers are prohibited from discriminating against an applicant or employee based on off-duty use of tobacco products with respect to compensation, benefits, or other terms or conditions of employment. Employers are permitted to use financial incentives related to health benefits to ...