It's been nearly a year since the U.S. military repealed its "don't ask, don't tell" policy which had many service men and woman feeling like they were living separate, almost secret lives.
There are certain things that businesses in the state of Indiana should test its employees on such as what skills they possess, how well they perform on a daily basis, or how well they get along with coworkers and management. But according to a lawsuit out of California, testing the preparedness of workers during a robbery is not one of them.
The Hilbert Circle Theatre no longer echoes with the haunting tones of Brahms or the baroque staccatos of Mozart after a recent lockout forced the 80 musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to pack up their instruments and walk away from their craft.
According to data collected in 2011 by the Center for Disease Control, 30.8 percent of Indiana's population was considered obese. Along with the physical strain, many of these people face discrimination that can come in many forms.
All over the state of Indiana parents must make the decision of whether to stay home with their children or go to work. For some parents, that decision is made even more difficult when their child becomes seriously ill.
Almost everyone in Indiana, and beyond, is familiar with Goodwill and their mission to do good for the community by "providing jobs, training and placement services for people with barriers to employment."
Many Indiana parents know that complications during pregnancy can affect a newborn child. We have heard about the effects of poor nutrition, smoking and drinking during pregnancy. However, have you heard about discrimination and its effect on the birth weight of a child? If you follow this blog, you know that pregnancy discrimination occurs in the workplace. If such discrimination leads to depression, this can have very dire consequences for a baby.
Some Indiana readers will be alarmed to learn that there are currently no federal laws that sufficiently address employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Nevertheless, some states have adopted state laws that protect members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.