What to Know About Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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If you are facing sexual harassment in the workplace, it is important to know that you are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Reach out to our firm today and speak with an experienced and dedicated Knoxville sexual harassment attorney to learn more about your options.

What is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is used to protect victims of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is considered discriminatory action, which is why if you are facing this unfortunate situation, you will have the right to bring a claim against your employer.

If you believe you are a victim of sexual harassment, do not wait to reach out to our firm today to begin building up your claim. At Morris & Doolan, PLLC, our legal team will work tirelessly to ensure that you and your rights are protected. Contact us today.

What is sexual harassment in Tennessee?

Sexual harassment is not defined by simply just one rude remark or action, but rather only if it is a continuous behavior. You will likely have a possible sexual harassment claim if you have several instances of this inappropriate behavior. Some of the most common examples of this include the following:

  • Written or graphic materials that degrade or criticize an employee or group of employees because of their gender
  • Physical or verbal behavior that shows resentment towards an employee because of their gender, such as continuous unwanted physical or verbal comments
  • Comments, jokes, or slurs that target employees of a particular gender

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

If you would like to bring a claim for sexual harassment, you will need to do so through the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. In Tennessee, the statute of limitations for discrimination claims must be obtained with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission within 180 days from the date of the incident. This suggests that if you fail to file your claim within 180 from the date of the last harassment incident, you will likely miss the chance to ever file the claim in the future.

It is in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced Knoxville sexual harassment attorney today to begin the claims process. With the help of our dedicated legal team, you can feel more confident knowing that you will meet all of your claim’s important 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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