EEO - Retaliation: Tennessee
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: James L. Holt, Jr., Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt
- The Tennessee Human Rights Act prohibits retaliation against an individual for opposing discrimination or for filing charges, testifying, assisting or participating in a Commission hearing or investigation. See Retaliation Under the Tennessee Human Rights Act.
- The Tennessee Human Rights Commission receives, investigates and handles claims of retaliation. See Administrative Process and Judicial Proceedings.
- Tennessee law prohibits employers from discharging employees for engaging in the use of an agricultural product (tobacco) not regulated by the alcohol beverage commission that is not otherwise prescribed by law. See Retaliation Based on Off Duty Activities.