Mental health issues and mental illness have been making headlines in Tennessee and around the nation for some time now. It is a problem that many people are aware of but there appears to be a challenge when it comes to getting a handle on it. The recent suicide of a woman who was involved in a complex relationship and was fighting for custody of her son resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed by the woman's ex-husband.
Baby boomers and many older workers in the Nashville area experience age discrimination at work and do not realize it, especially in the tech sector. Thanks to the passage of the Age Discrimination Employment Act in 1967, employers cannot lawfully use age to discriminate against workers.
The job of a policeman can be difficult in Tennessee and elsewhere in the country. It can be dangerous and an officer never knows from one call to the next when one may be confronted with a life-or-death situation. One recent incident in Memphis ended in the death of a black man who was wanted in connection with an alleged shooting. The man's death could result in a wrongful death civil lawsuit.
One of the biggest challenges working parents face in Tennessee and all over the country is finding trusted and affordable childcare. Parents entrust the most important people in their lives, their children, to the care of people they believe to be loving, caring and capable of safeguarding their loved ones during the workday. A tragic event in a home where children were being cared for resulted in a civil lawsuit for wrongful death.
It is widely understood that working in coal mines can be dangerous to one's health. Now, it is coming to light that the cleanup of unhealthy coal sites may also be hazardous to workers' health in Tennessee. Coal ash is a by-product of burning coal to generate electricity. A recent spill and its subsequent cleanup have resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit being brought against the company responsible for the cleanup effort.