Discrimination in the workplace is not permitted under Tennessee State law or Federal law. This can include discrimination in hiring, firing or terms and conditions of employment. Some forms of illegal discrimination include: discrimination based on age, race, gender, age or disability. An employee may not be discriminated against for filing a workers’ compensation claim, for complying with a lawfully issued subpoena or for other certain whistleblower-type conduct. An employer may be liable for improper discrimination where the employee suffers an adverse employment action and the basis for that action is discriminatory.
Employment discrimination matters do have very strict deadlines for filing and if you believe you have been discriminated against in your workplace, you should contact Batson Nolan immediately for a free consultation.