Indiana Laws on Smoking in the Workplace

Information on Indiana workplace smoking laws, including accommodations for smokers and employer policies on smoking.

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What kinds of workplaces are subject to Indiana workplace smoking laws?

All places of employment are covered by Indiana's smoking laws. 

In Indiana, in what parts of the workplace is smoking prohibited? Where is smoking permitted?

Smoking is prohibited in all places of employment in Indiana. 

What are the requirements for designated smoking areas in Indiana workplaces?

Indiana does not require employers to create designated smoking areas or provide other accommodations for smokers in the workplace.

Does Indiana require employers to make accommodations for nonsmokers?

Indiana doesn’t specifically require employers to provide workplace accommodations for nonsmoker employees.

Are employers required to have a written or oral policy on workplace smoking in Indiana?

Indiana employers must inform employees that smoking is prohibited. 

Does Indiana provide employees with protection from smoking-related discrimination?

An employer may not require prospective employee to refrain from using tobacco products outside of work in order to be hired or discriminate against employee who uses them in terms of wages, benefits, or conditions of employment.

Where can I find Indiana law information on smoking in the workplace?

If you want to go right to the source and look up Indiana law on workplace smoking laws -- or if you're writing a letter to your employer or employee and want to cite the applicable law -- the relevant statute(s) can be found at Ind. Code Ann. Sections 22-5-4-1 and 7.1-5-12-4.. Workplace smoking information is also available in Nolo's books Your Rights in the Workplace, by Barbara Repa (Nolo) and The Employer's Legal Handbook, by Fred Steingold (Nolo).

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