What is Public Accommodation Discrimination?
It is against the law for an individual to be denied access or to receive poor service or lesser quality accommodations because of his or her race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, and disability.
Under Indiana Law, a public accommodation is "any establishment that caters or offers its services or facilities or goods to the general public." IC 22-9-1-3(m)
Are all public accommodations subject to these rules?
No. Certain private clubs and social organizations are permitted to discriminate in how they accept or deny members (under limited circumstances).
What to do if you think you've been the victim of Public Accommodation Discrimination:
Call, write or visit the Commission within 180 days of the date in which the alleged act of discrimination occurred and describe the situation you feel was discriminatory. An experienced Intake Specialist will listen, advise and assist you accordingly.