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Employer Liability: Tennessee

Employer Liability requirements for other states

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.