Are There Any Legal Restrictions Against Firing, Suspending Or Disciplining Employees?

Tennessee is known as an "EMPLOYMENT­AT­WILL" state. Generally, this means that an employer may legally hire, fire, suspend or discipline any employee at any time and for any reason ­ good or bad ­ or for no reason at all. However, an employer may not discriminate against any employee on the basis of the employee's race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, or disability.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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