What to Know About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in Tennessee

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Sexual harassment in the workplace is inadmissible. If you are in this unfortunate situation, you are not alone. Our firm has experience in this field and we are equipped with the knowledge and dedication required to fight for our clients that are undergoing this unacceptable behavior. Reach out to Morris & Doolan, PLLC today to speak with a skilled Tennessee employment law attorney today.

What is sexual harassment in Tennessee?

It is important to understand that one rude remark or action may not warrant a sexual harassment claim in the eyes of the court. However, if that behavior becomes continuous, you will likely have a viable sexual harassment claim. You may have a claim if the behavior you are experiencing from another in the workplace involves the following:

  • Physical or verbal behavior that shows resentment towards an employee because of their gender, such as repeated unwanted physical or verbal advances
  • Written or graphic materials that dehumanize or belittle an employee or group of employees because of their gender
  • Comments, jokes, or slurs that target employees of a certain gender

What is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

If you are a victim of sexual harassment, you will be protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Because sexual harassment is considered discriminatory action, you will have a right to bring a discrimination claim against your employer.

If you are in this unfortunate situation, our firm is dedicated to helping you through this time. At Morris & Doolan, PLLC, our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure that you are always protected.

What is the statute of limitations for discrimination claims in Tennessee?

All discrimination claims must be brought to the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. In the state of Tennessee, the statute of limitations for discrimination claims must be brought with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission within 180 days from the date of the incident. This means that if you fail to file your claim within 180 from the date of the last harassment incident, you will likely lose the chance to ever file the claim again.

Discrimination claims are time-sensitive. Do not wait to reach out to our experienced employment law attorneys today to get started on your claim. Our skilled legal team is committed to ensuring that you have properly filed your claim and met all of your deadlines.

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If you need a Knoxville workers’ compensation lawyer or employment law attorney, Morris & Doolan is here to support you. Our firm has significant experience representing clients facing a wide range of workers’ compensation matters, including denial of benefits, appeals, and third-party lawsuits. If you need a Tennessee employment lawyer, we are experienced in handling matters ranging from discrimination and sexual harassment to wrongful termination and FMLA. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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