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Employment law regulates all legal matters involving employers and their employees, such as wrongful termination, discrimination, and retaliation. If you are an employee, then you may possibly find it useful to know a few of the provisions covered under Tennessee and Federal wrongful termination law. This kind of understanding can help you distinguish what constitutes wrongful termination. Tennessee and Federal laws offer legal recourse for those who suffer wrongful termination.
Tennessee and Federal law forbids companies from retaliating, discriminating, or terminating an individual for reporting illegal activity in the work environment. Companies who abuse this requirement may face serious penalties.
It is unlawful for employers to terminate your job because of race, gender, national origin, religion, pregnancy, age, disability, or gender. An employer also may not terminate your employment because of wage garnishment.
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It is usually understood that employees can bring claims for hostile work environment, wrongful termination, or even “constructive discharge” in which an employee states that an employer created working conditions so intolerable that a reasonable employee would feel compelled to resign. The degree of financial damages for which an employer may be liable in an employment-related lawsuit is often misunderstood. A successful litigant in an employment case is often entitled to compensatory damages, which may include economic damages, such as lost income and, in some circumstances, front pay, as well as non-economic damages, such as emotional distress and punitive damages. A lawsuit by a highly compensated executive can create the potential for large monetary damage awards simply because of the lost income.
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If you or a loved one is facing this difficult situation, then please consider contacting The Burkhalter Law Firm, to see if we can help you.