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Whistleblower protection under SOX

Tennessee workers are covered by various federal laws that protect them from discrimination and ensure that they are treated and paid fairly. Whistleblowing, which in legal terms means reporting an employer for some violation of the law or of safety standards, is protected as well. This means that if an employee fires or retaliates against an employee who blew the whistle, the employer is breaking the law, and the employee could bring a legal case against the employer. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is one of the laws that protects corporate whistleblowers.

Employment law: Educator files wrongful termination lawsuit

Most people in Tennessee do not expect to lose their job as a result of standing up for what is right. For example, the decision to support a co-worker as she pursues sexual discrimination claims against the CEO of the company should not be grounds for termination. In a recent employment law case, a woman in another state claims that she was the victim of such action.

Employment law: Lieutenant prevails against sheriff

Many people are placed in a difficult situation in which they must ask questions of their employers that could result in conflict. Some workers in Tennessee who have been in such a situation have then been retaliated against in the form of wrongful termination. Unfortunately, these complex employment law matters often require an experienced attorney to seek a resolution.

Wrongful death: Woman killed in Tennessee car crash

Even when only driving a short distance, a driver likely encounters many different distractions. Talking with a passenger in the vehicle or attempting to change the radio station is often all that it takes to cause an accident that will tragically alter the lives of many, making it necessary to remain vigilant at all times. Unfortunately, one family may be considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit after a recent crash that took one woman's life.

Employment law: Court reinstates wrongful termination case

As most people in Tennessee are likely aware, romantic relationships can often come to an unexpected end. Couples who choose to end their relationship but share children together face complications. However, those who also share a workplace may face additional difficulties that could potentially result in an employment law claim. For example, an out-of-state woman has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit, alleging that she was fired for refusing to withdraw an order of protection against her estranged partner who was also serving as her manager.

Employment law case alleges discrimination, wrongful termination

Most people in Tennessee who work realize that they could be fired if their job performance does not meet the expectations of their supervisors. However, they do not expect to be terminated for reporting malfunctioning equipment or following established company procedures. Unfortunately, a recently filed employment law case make allegations of wrongful termination and racial discrimination.

Employment law: Lawsuit results in $25.1 million award

Many people in Tennessee and across the country are committed to ethical actions. In some cases, this includes reporting potentially illegal actions engaged in by their employer and/or co-workers. Unfortunately, one out-of-state man claims that his decision to report actions that he believed to be illegal resulted in a violation of employment law in the form of wrongful termination.

Employment law complaint alleges sexual harassment

Millions of workers in Tennessee and across the country have one primary goal when it comes to their occupation -- to complete their job-related tasks to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, the actions of others can sometimes prevent them from meeting this goal, often in the form of sexual harassment. However, such behavior is in violation of employment law and prompts many people to seek justice in a civil court.

Employment law: Man files wrongful termination lawsuit

There are a variety of different reasons why a person in Tennessee would be terminated from his or her position. However, when there is a contract in place and a termination occurs, the employee may need guidance from an experienced employment law attorney in order to ensure he or she is treated lawfully. One man in another state has recently taken such action, claiming that he was a victim of a wrongful termination.

Does the law protect me from age discrimination?

Thanks to everything from diminished retirement accounts in the wake of the recent recession to lifestyle improvements and the simple desire to keep doing what they love, more older Americans than ever are now working or actively looking for employment.   

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