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Scope of what constitutes sexual harassment may surprise some

News headlines across the nation seem to be filled with stories of sexual harassment in the workplace, particularly those in high-profile industries and businesses. Of course, sexual harassment can occur in any workplace no matter how big or small. Employees in Jackson may even know of someone who has been sexually harassed in the workplace, or they may even have been victims of sexual harassment themselves. That being said, many people may have misconceptions about what constitutes sexual harassment. This post will attempt to shed some light on what sexual harassment in the workplace looks like, and some people might be surprised at the scope of the situation.

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.

Assisting with employment law issues in Tennessee

Workers in Tennessee have many important rights under state and federal law. They have the right to be free from workplace discrimination, whether on the grounds of race, gender, religion, age or other protected category. They are also afforded the right to be free from retaliation in the workplace, should they step up and blow the whistle on wrongful working conditions. In addition, they have the right not to be harassed by a boss or co-worker.

Why job application documents must be handled with extreme care - II

Last month, we began discussing how even though it can be exhilarating for small business owners to finally be in a position to bring in some much-needed help, they will nevertheless want to proceed with caution in this endeavor -- particularly when it comes to drafting job applications.

What to do if you have been sexually harassed at work

Sexual harassment in the workplace can come in many different forms and have devastating effects on general well-being, mental health and job productivity. This blog is intended to briefly explain how sexual harassment is defined, and what you should do if you would like to take legal action.

Why job application documents must be handled with extreme care

When a small business owner reaches the point at which they are ready to bring in some much-needed help, it can prove to be equal parts exciting and unnerving. On the one hand, hiring new workers can mean freeing up more time and increasing productivity, while on the other hand it can mean having to invest considerable time in the interview and training processes.

What business owners need to know about unpaid internships - III

In a series of ongoing posts, we've been discussing how even though employers may be intrigued by the prospect of having some college students join their team as unpaid interns during the summer break, they will nevertheless want to ensure they don't inadvertently expose themselves to potential liability by taking this step.

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