Worker Retaliation Rights in Tennessee | What to Know

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If you believe your rights have been violated under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, read on. Worker retaliation is unacceptable and our skilled Knoxville worker retaliation attorney is here to defend you and your future.

What are my rights under the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

The law protects all employees who document an act of wrongdoing or discrimination within a company. Note that it does not matter if the act was done to them or another person because he or she will always be protected. For instance, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 state that workers are protected from discrimination based on their race, color, national origin, gender, and more. For example, if you believe that you were discriminated against because of your gender and you would like to pursue legal action and report the act of discrimination, you will have the legal right not to be retaliated against by your employer. Although, unfortunately, some of the time, employers do not always understand or accept this legal right and will choose to retaliate against their employees anyway. Our firm has seen a number of different ways that employers have retaliated against their employees. But, the most standard types of retaliation in the workplace that our legal team has witnessed include the following:

  • Decreasing an employee’s pay
  • Harassing an employee and creating a hostile work environment
  • Demoting an employee
  • Firing or laying off an employee

If you are facing this unfortunate circumstance and believe that you have encountered unfair and unlawful treatment by your employer, you may have a possible worker retaliation claim. It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today and retain the services of an experienced Tennessee worker retaliation attorney. Our legal team has the experience and knowledge required to collect and submit sufficient evidence to show that an act of discrimination occurred and that your employer unlawfully retaliated against you as a result.

Should I retain the services of an attorney?

Retaliation cases are generally very difficult, and in most instances, your employer will likely hire aggressive legal representation to attempt to disprove your claim. Because of this, you must have a skilled Knoxville employment attorney on your side as well. Fortunately, our legal team is prepared with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure that you and your rights are protected at all costs. Give our firm a call today to get started. We are on your side no matter what.

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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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