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Author: Emily Blaiss and Patrick F. Martin, Littler Mendelson, P.C.


  • In addition to the federal antidiscrimination laws, Tennessee employers must comply with the state antidiscrimination law, the Tennessee Disability Act (formerly the Tennessee Handicap Act). See The Tennessee Disability Act.
  • The City of Nashville, together with Davidson County, Tennessee has enacted an ordinance prohibiting government contractors from discriminating on the basis of disability. See Nashville Government Contractor Anti-Discrimination Ordinance.