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House Bill 1684


House Bill 1684

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB1684 (Updated February 26, 2003 12:29 PM - DI 84)


Employee protections. Requires an employer that provides an enclosed employee lounge or break room: (1) to designate and post it as a nonsmoking area; and (2) to provide at least the same number of enclosed nonsmoking employee lounges or break rooms as those in which smoking is permitted. Provides for civil penalties for: (1) a person who smokes in an enclosed employee lounge or break room that is posted and designated as a nonsmoking area; or (2) an employer who fails to furnish nonsmoking areas in the manner prescribed. Permits an employee to bring a civil action against a private employer that disciplines or terminates the employee for reporting violations of federal, state, or local laws. Makes it unlawful to discriminate based on marital status or sexual preference. Redefines "employer" for discrimination claims to include a person employing at least one person in Indiana.
Current Status:
 Defeated - first House
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