Can An Employee Be Discharged While Out Sick Even Though They Provide A Doctor's Statement?

There are no Tennessee laws regulating terminations. If the employee feels discrimination is involved, they are referred to either the Tennessee Human Rights Commission or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. National Labor Relations Board ­ NLRB: Questions concerning unfair labor practices where a union is involved should be directed to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at their Web site.

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