Running a business in Tennessee can be a satisfying endeavor, but sometimes issues come up between employers and employees that cause friction, especially if the issue claims one party violated the other party's legal rights. Employers can face serious financial consequences if they are held liable for violating an employee's rights, and employees can face emotional trauma and financial damages if their rights are violated in the workplace. It's a situation no one wants to find themselves in.
Therefore, it is important for employers to ensure they comply with the law. This includes keeping up-to-date with any changes to employment law and regulations that may impact both them and their employees. It may be necessary to update workplace policies from time to time to reflect these changes. Being proactive can be very beneficial in such situations.
In addition, it is important that employees understand what their rights are in the workplace. For example, they should understand that they should not be subject to discriminatory acts in the workplace, should not face retaliation for being a whistleblower and they have rights under wage and hour laws, among other rights. It can be intimidating to take on your employer in a legal action, but sometimes it is the only way to hold your employer liable and protect your interests.
At our firm we represent both employers and employees who need legal assistance. We understand how much is at stake for employers and employees who are considering filing a lawsuit or finding themselves facing one. Sometimes a proactive approach with a thorough investigation is needed, so that our clients can make informed decisions that are in their best interests. To learn more about how our firm approaches employment law cases, please visit the employment law section of our website.