Tennessee

Code Section
50-1-304

Prohibited Activity
Can not discharge or terminate if employee refuses to participate in or refuses to remain silent about violation of criminal or civil code, US laws, or neglect to protect public health, safety or welfare

Public or Private Employees
Public

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
N/A

Remedies
Can sue employer for retaliatory discharge, get damages, and reasonable attorney’s fees and costs

Penalties
N/A

Code Section
50-3-106; 50-3-409

Prohibited Activity
Can not discharge or discriminate if employee files a complaint, institutes a proceeding, or testifies regarding a violation of any statute or regarding occupational safety and health

Public or Private Employees
Both

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
N/A

Remedies
Can file a complaint with Commission of Labor within 30 days of the violation for reinstatement, back pay, and other appropriate relief

Penalties
N/A


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