Dec 27, 2017

Sex-Based Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

By |Dec 27, 2017|Employment Matters|

The law requires that employers and public institutions treat men and women equally in jobs and other opportunities.  The law promotes the idea that that the workplace advancements and other opportunities of any individual – male or female – ought to be based on a person’s merit and accomplishment, not based on a person’s […]

Sep 10, 2015

Discrimination in the Workplace

By |Sep 10, 2015|Employment Matters|

Despite the numerous anti-discrimination laws, discrimination continues to happen in many corners of America. One such corner can be the workplace.

Discrimination in the workplace takes many forms – for example, discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion. Racial, national, ethnic, sexual, gender, and religious discrimination in the workplace is […]

Sep 9, 2015

Wrongful Termination

By |Sep 9, 2015|Employment Matters|

In Tennessee, everyone has the right to earn a living, and employers have the right to fire or terminate employees.  Tennessee is a “right to work” state.  Generally speaking, unless the firing or loss of job benefit is related to or caused by unlawful discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, creed, age, […]

Mar 19, 2015

Fair Labor Standards Act: The Rights of Workers and Duties of Employers

By |Mar 19, 2015|Employment Matters, News|

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) into law in June 1938.  This federal law affects American businesses and workers, providing for a minimum wage, limiting the hours and jobs for which children can work, and requiring employers to keep records of employees’ hours.

The Fair Labor Standards Act set a […]

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