What is Employment Discrimination?
Who is considered an employee?
Under Indiana law, "employee" means: any person employed by another for wages or salary except for:
- Someone who is employed by their parent, child, or spouse
- Someone hired as domestic service, i.e., someone hired to work within the household of another person (personal housekeeper, babysitter, etc.) IC 22-9-1-3(i)
Are all employers subject to these rules?
No. Under Indiana law, only employers who employ six or more people are subject to these guidelines.
Certain types of organizations are also exempted:
- Nonprofit corporations or associations organized exclusively for fraternal or religious purposes
- Any school, educational, or charitable religious institution owned or conducted by or affiliated with a church or religious institution
- Any exclusively social club, corporation, or association that is not organized for profit. IC 22-9-1-3(h)
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.