Indiana Employment Discrimination Questions & Answers

Q: I feel like I was discriminated against by a potential employer for being socially awkward. Do I have a case here?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Indiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2017
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer
You most likely do not have any sort of grounds for a civil suit. The only possible grounds that you might have is that you were discriminated against due to a disability, in this case that your diagnosed ADD is so severe that it constitutes a disability and has a major and severe impact on your everyday life. However, the store manager would have had to have known that you were disabled in order to have discriminated against you based on that reason.

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Q: If I've worked for same co. For 3 yrs and my sister works there also can they fire me now for that reason

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Indiana on
Answered on Mar 29, 2017
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer
Indiana is an at will employment state. Barring federal or state laws, they can fire you for any reason at any time.

Q: is it legal for a company to pay two people with the same exact job to make as much as 11 dollars an hour more?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Indiana on
Answered on Mar 14, 2017
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer
Yes it is legal. Unless you have some sort of collective bargaining agreement that says otherwise, they can pay workers whatever they want above the mandatory minimums.

Q: my job makes me disrobe and pee in front of a stranger with no past drug use history for a random drug test

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 17, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
Indiana is an employment at will state. While that employer conduct seems over the top, your recourse may be limited, unless those policies are being imposed in a discriminatory manner.

Q: My boss wants all respiratory therapist to intubate. This was not in my job discription when I signed on. What can I do

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 14, 2012
Timothy Coe's answer
Employment discrimination is discrimination based on race, gender, color, national origin, religion or disability that causes an adverse employment action. It does not seem like this situation would fit into one of those categories. I would recommend contacting the hospitals HR and dealing with it internally.

Q: Looking for cases about constructive discharge per religious reasons

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 14, 2012
Timothy Coe's answer
Need more information on the particulars of the case. It would be extremely difficult to prove constructive discharge because of religion. Discrimination based on religion which led to you feeling the need to quit, but then again I would need more information.

Q: How long is the time frame to file a defemation of character?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Indiana on
Answered on Dec 29, 2010
Paul Overhauser's answer
In Indiana, defamation is considered a personal injury, so it is subject to a two year statute of limitations. There can be some exceptions, such as if the defamed person is a minor.

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