Separation From Employment: Tennessee
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- When cause is required for terminating an employee, Tennessee courts require that the motivation for termination derive from a specific source. See Termination for Cause.
- In Tennessee, a departing employee must be paid final wages by the later of the next regular payday or 21 days following the termination. See Termination Pay.
- Tennessee restricts employers from imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates or taking adverse action against employees who refuse to receive a vaccine. See COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates.