Updated on September 22, 2020
Federal and state law prohibit Indiana employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics, such as race or religion. (To learn more, see our page on employment discrimination and harassment.)
In all 50 states, federal law makes it illegal to discriminate based on:
In addition, Indiana state law also prohibits discrimination based on:
Federal antidiscrimination laws apply to Illinois employers with 15 or more employees, with the following exceptions:
In Indiana, employers with six or more employees are subject to the state's antidiscrimination law, with the following exceptions:
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that regulates workplace discrimination. You can contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by calling 800-669-4000 or check out its website at www.eeoc.gov. The website will help you locate an EEOC field office in Indiana. (See our article on filing a discrimination claim with the EEOC.)
The Civil Rights Commission enforces state antidiscrimination law in Indiana. You can contact the Civil Rights Commission at 317-232-2600 or 800-628-2909 or go to its website.