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Are There Exceptions To The Tennessee Employment At Will Law?

There are other exceptions to Tennessee's "EMPLOYMENT­AT­WILL" doctrine. Tennessee employees may not be disciplined or discharged at­will for:
  • Being called to military service
  • Voting in elections
  • Exercising right of association
  • Wage garnishment
  • Filing workers' compensation claim
  • Being called to jury duty (Employer must also pay the employee wages during the jury service less what the court pays.)
Employees who are fired may still apply for unemployment insurance benefits. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Unemployment Insurance Division will determine eligibility.

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