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Using social media to fire employees could violate employment law

With the increased access to social media platforms, it has come as no surprise that many employees are learning about the loss of a job from their mobile apps rather than from their employers. In Tennessee, one woman learned through the co-worker grapevine that she had lost her job, but she did not receive verbal confirmation from her former employer. Employment law stipulates how the release from one's job duties is to be carried out, and the use of social media platforms is not the way to go.

Tennessee police chief may have employment law claim, fired twice

It seems unlikely that one would be fired from the same position twice, let alone for the same reason. But a small town in Tennessee is seeing just that. A local police chief, along with his attorney, are considering his employment law options after they say he was the victim of a wrongful termination.  

Sexual harassment violates Tennessee employment law

The goal of many Tennessee employees is to compete their work tasks in a safe environment and receive timely pay for the hours completed while on the job. Sometimes an obstacle can come up that can cause unrest at work and not allow an employee to feel safe. Sexual harassment has become a significant concern that has created changes in employment law.

Chaplain's termination may violate Tennessee employment law

A Tennessee employer may have a variety of reasons for terminating a worker. So long as those reasons are just, fair and do not violate any civil rights, there is not much a terminated employee can do. Should an employee be let go and is able to provide proof that an employment law violation has occurred, a wrongful termination lawsuit could follow the pink slip.

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.

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