The Indianapolis-based company is accused of discriminating against families by imposing occupancy limits regardless of square footage.
Two women filed separate suits against the tech giant, which employs about 1,400 in Indianapolis, claiming the company passed over them for promotions on multiple occasions due to their race and gender.
Mirroring Indiana’s experience in 2015 over RFRA legislation, the nation’s ninth-largest state is struggling with corporate backlash from a law believed to limit protections for LGBT people.
Indiana LGBT rights activists said Tuesday that history is on their side and they will continue pressing for statewide civil rights protections for gender identity and sexual orientation.
The franchisee of five area restaurants agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed after the firing of an employee who disclosed to a manager that he was HIV positive.
Rick Hite served as police chief during former Mayor Greg Ballard’s administration.
A measure to prohibit workplace discrimination against LGBT people failed in the Indiana House on Thursday afternoon, despite gaining more than a handful of Republican votes in support.
Sen. Mike Young, an Indianapolis Republican, said critics who “fear monger” had mischaracterized his proposal, which would have thrown out the state’s religious freedom law and replaced it with more robust protections for worship, speech and bearing arms.
A GOP state senator has filed a bill that would provide discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and bisexual people, but bows to concerns some have about transgender rights.
On the eve of the 2016 legislative session, the governor released a list of bills that doesn’t include proposals to expand civil rights protections to people who are gay or transgender.
Freedom Indiana will advocate for the changes when they are debated during the upcoming legislative session.
Officials in some Indiana cities with ordinances that provide protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents are concerned that a bill lawmakers will consider in the 2016 session could undermine their local authority.
The proposal comes as a new poll finds that most Indiana voters support adding sexual orientation and gender identity to Indiana’s civil rights law.
An Indiana legislative leader assured business leaders Monday that Senate Republicans plan to introduce a bill that will address both civil rights for the LGBT community and religious freedom.
Freedom Indiana named a campaign director on Wednesday and plans to start hiring workers for state outreach, hoping to spur political leaders to expand Indiana’s civil rights protections.
Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard announced Monday that he will introduce the ordinance to the City Council on Aug. 17.
Jurors have ruled that a former suburban Indianapolis paramedic was discriminated against when she was fired for having Type 1 diabetes.