Employer Liability: Tennessee
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Susan Borowski
- Labor law for private employers in Tennessee consists of the state's Right to Work law, which lists prohibited conduct as well as the penalties for violation. See Right to Work.
- Imprisonment and fines are the penalties for violating certain prohibited conduct during a strike. See Prohibited Conduct During a Strike.
- There is no statute that lists prohibited practices by public employers, as the majority of public employees have no collective bargaining rights. See Public Employer Prohibited Practices.
- A whistleblower law protects both private and public employees from retaliation for reporting illegal activities. See Whistleblower Law.