Most workers in Tennessee and around the country are protected from workplace discrimination issues such as age, race religion and gender. However, there is a large group of workers who are not protected by employment law. That group is made up of the independent contractors, freelance workers and other contract workers who makeup an estimated 15 to 30 percent of the American workforce.
Americans are staying healthier longer in Tennessee, and some are choosing to work longer. Some people may wish to return to work when children leave home or simply to bring in some extra money, or even to avoid being bored. Whatever the reason, employers cannot refuse to hire a qualified applicant because of one's age. Employment law prohibits such discrimination.
The year is 2018 and sadly racism is alive and well in Tennessee. While employees occasionally suffer discrimination from their employers, they may also experience it coming from customers. Employment law protects employees from workplace discrimination.
A person in Tennessee who has been performing a job successfully should not have to stop performing that job just because of his or her age. Age discrimination is illegal in the United States, and so is a violation of employment law. Age discrimination is also a violation of the Tennessee Human Rights Act.
Equal opportunity employment should mean just what it sounds like in Tennessee. If a person is qualified and physically able to do a job, the individual should have the opportunity to demonstrate that he or she can do the job. However, in a case recently brought against a fast food chain, it appears that age may be being used as a disqualifier, which is in violation of employment law.
Most people in Tennessee report to work each day, dedicated to performing their job responsibilities to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, there are certain situations in the workplace that could prevent them or make them feel uncomfortable while doing so, prompting them to take action. However, a woman in another state claims that her attempts to do just that resulted in her wrongful termination.
All employees have rights in the workplace. These rights help to protect the workers and also the employers. Employment law claims may be appropriate when these rights are violated. One Tennessee business owner is finding herself defending a lawsuit brought by former employees who claim she ran her business like a sweatshop.
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.
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.
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.