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Discrimination in Indiana

Do you think you were passed over for a job because of your race or religion? Have all of the older employees in your business been laid off? Do only certain groups of employees have access to prime job shifts and overtime opportunities? Federal and Indiana laws make it illegal for a company to treat workers differently based on personal characteristics such as gender, race and religion. Talk to a discrimination lawyer or employment attorney immediately if you think you've been discriminated against.

Job Discrimination FAQ

What types of employment discrimination are illegal?

Indiana and federal anti-discrimination laws make it illegal to discriminate against job candidates and employees based on:

  • Age (if the person is at least 40 years old)
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Race and skin color
  • Pregnancy status
  • Disability

Some towns and cities may also make it illegal for employers to discriminate based on gender identity, marital status and sexual orientation.

How do I know if I've been the victim of discrimination?

Sometimes discrimination can be obvious and well-documented, such as discriminatory statements in job postings or work memos. In other instances, it may be much more subtle and difficult to spot. If you think you've been the victim of discrimination, bring any evidence you may have (even if it's just notes about potentially discriminatory action your employer took or conversations you heard) to an employment attorney or discrimination lawyer. Your attorney can assess the strength of your case.

Can I sue a company for employment discrimination?

Maybe. First, you'll have to file a legal complaint with either the Indiana Civil Rights Commission or U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. Based on the results of their investigation, you may be given a letter authorizing you to file a civil lawsuit against the company.

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