Does your ordinance cover sexual orientation discrimination and do you take sexual orientation complaints?

If you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation, please call our office or email us, as we may be able to help you. Many employers prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in their personnel policies, and we may be able to help you file an internal grievance. Also, we keep a record of all instances of such discrimination, and if you wish to remain anonymous, you can. In some instances, the discrimination you allege may be covered by local, state and federal sexual harassment and sex discrimination laws, and you may be able to file a formal complaint with our agency. Also, our office has a contact numbers for local and state resources to help you, including a local Gay/Straight Alliance chapter, a local Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) chapter, the Indiana Civil Liberties Union (ICLU) and other resources as well. Currently, state and local law does not explicitly address sexual orientation discrimination in the civil rights and anti-discrimination laws, although sexual orientation is covered by Indiana's Bias Crimes Reporting Act. For more information, please review these documents which provide more information on the Human Rights Commission's policy on sexual orientation discrimination and a Resolution concerning sexual orientation discrimination passed by Commissioners in 2001

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