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hostile work environment

Harassment and a Hostile Work Environment

Harassment in the workplace can take many different forms, including discrimination based upon race, disability orgender, or sexual harassment. (See the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act.) Tennessee workers also have protection under our state’s “Whistleblower Statute,” known officially more »

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sexual harassment

Reporting a Case of Sexual Harassment

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment can include “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” Isolated incidents of teasing or offhand comments are generally not considered harassment. However, such behavior crosses a line when it becomes frequent or severe, serving to more »

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work injury

Are You Entitled to More than Workers Compensation?

Sometimes an injury at work means more than just taking some time off to recuperate. Perhaps your work-related injury has permanently affected your ability to work. If this is the case, you may be due more than just simple Workers Compensation benefits, you may also have rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Americans more »

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