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Disabilities (ADA): Tennessee

Disabilities (ADA) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Emily Shoda and Michelle Barrett Falconer, Littler


  • 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 Tennessee Disability Act.
  • An employer with 15 or more employees is required to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition. See Pregnancy Accommodations.
  • Tennessee permits the use of medical marijuana under very limited circumstances. See Medical Marijuana.