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Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Indiana

Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick and Susan W. Kline, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Summary

  • Employers cannot base hiring decisions on characteristics protected by Indiana antidiscrimination laws. See Indiana's Antidiscrimination Laws.
  • Indiana employers may ask a job applicant to provide a copy of a "termination letter" issued by the applicant's previous employer. See Reference Checks.
  • Inquiries into a job applicant's criminal history generally are permitted, but the state does have a few limitations as well. See Arrests and Convictions.
  • Employers should be aware that some job applicants may have taken steps to restrict employers from accessing their criminal history. See Arrests and Convictions.
  • Indiana employers that are parties to public contracts must use the federal E-Verify system when checking a job applicant's work authorization, and may ask if the applicant is authorized to work in the US as a result. See Immigration.
  • There are steps employers can take during the interviewing and selection process to shield themselves from negligent hiring and retention lawsuits. See Negligent Hiring.