Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Indiana

by Christy Mallory and Brad Sears
August 2017

Approximately 133,000 LGBT workers in Indiana are not explicitly protected from discrimination under state law. Discrimination against LGBT employees in Indiana has been documented in court cases, administrative complaints, and other sources.  Many corporate employers and public opinion in Indiana support protections for LGBT people in the workplace.  If sexual orientation and gender identity were added to existing statewide non-discrimination laws, 61 additional complaints of discrimination would be filed with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission each year.  Adding these characteristics to existing law would not be costly or burdensome for the state to enforce.

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