Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Indiana
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- An Indiana employer may file a civil action against an individual drug user for damages caused by the individual's use of an illegal drug. See Drugs and Alcohol.
- Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
- Employers in Indiana are not prohibited from testing employees and job applicants for drug and alcohol use at work or during work hours. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- Indiana prohibits smoking in enclosed areas of places of employment and within eight feet of any public entrance to a place of employment. See Smoking.
- Appropriate signs must be posted where smoking is allowed or prohibited. See Postings.
- Employers are not required to have a smoking policy, but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.
- Indianapolis-Marion County has requirements pertaining to smoking. See Local Requirements.