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Workplace discrimination and the 'undue hardship'

Last week this blog discussed how, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers in Tennessee and across the nation in general must provide their disabled workers with reasonable accommodations so they can do their jobs. However, as is the case with just about any law, there are exceptions, and the ADA is no different.

Employment law: what is a 'reasonable accommodation'?

As readers of this blog may remember, last week we discussed what constitutes a disability for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If a worker in Tennessee or elsewhere in the United States meets this definition, his or her employer has to provide the worker with reasonable accommodations that allow the worker to do their job despite their disability.

ADA protects disabled workers in Tennessee from discrimination

It used to be the case that disabled workers in Tennessee and nationwide had no protection against workplace discrimination. However, in 1990 the federal government enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act. This act is very important to employee rights across the nation, as it prohibits workplace discrimination based on a person's disability. Moreover, it mandates that employers provide disabled employees with "reasonable accommodations" so they can do their jobs.

Protecting yourself when blowing the whistle

It is both disheartening and overwhelming when a Tennessee employee learns that his or her employer is participating in wrongdoing and breaking the law. If you find yourself in this situation, you may not know what to do, where to turn or how to protect yourself, but there are options available to you. As a whistleblower, you have certain rights and options. 

Does business litigation in Tennessee always have to go to trial?

Business owners in Tennessee know that part of doing business is dealing with the inevitable ups and downs in the business world. Sometimes business is good. Demand for their goods or services is up, you're getting new clients or customers and the employees are happy. Other times, suppliers, manufacturers or builders fail to hold up their end of a contract or there is an issue with an employee that is not getting resolved. When this happens, it may lead to business litigation.

Appraisals waived for some residential real estate borrowers

Jackson residents may be interested to hear that government mortgage lenders Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have both issued statements that they will no longer require appraisals on some of the mortgages they back. This will save buyers who qualify for this waiver money and streamline the residential real estate closing process.

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