Discrimination Cases Now Heavily Enforce By New Tennessee Laws

In these last few months alone, new Tennessee state laws have been approved and are soon going into effect to protect its hard working residents.  More than over 6,495,978 people call Tennessee home, most of which have established their lives and make a living working for Tennessee companies.  Unfortunately, some of those people have to endure discrimination at their workplace.  In 2013, more than 2,988 cases were filed for discrimination against their companies.  Tennessee courts have just passed new laws that will make it significantly harder for businesses to discrimination cases filed against them.

The Employee Online Privacy Act was passed by Tennessee which prohibits employers from requesting an employee or applicant to give access to the employee or applicant’s personal social media account.  This is just one of many new laws that are being formed to help everyday Americans feel safe in their workplace.  No one should have to face discrimination or be harassed where they work.  If you or someone you know feel like you’ve been harassed or treated unfairly, contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Filing For Divorce In Tennessee

Tennessee is currently ranked 14th in the country for highest divorce rate.  If you find yourself filing for divorce in Tennessee, you should know how to properly do so.   Tennessee courts will grant you a divorce on two types of grounds, fault and no-fault divorce.

Grounds for filing a no-fault divorce are:

  • Irreconcilable differences, where the spouse properly signs a marital dissolution agreement.
  • Living separate and apart without cohabitation for two years when there are no minor children.

Grounds for filing for a fault divorce are:

  • Impotence.
  • Adultery.
  • Convictions of a felony and imprisonment
  • Alcoholism or drug addiction.
  • Spouse is pregnant by another at the time of marriage with the husbands knowledge.
  • Willful desertion for a year.
  • Bigamy.
  • Endangering the life of the spouse.
  • Cruel and inhuman treatment or unsafe and improper marital conduct.
  • Abandonment, neglect, or banning the spouse from the home.

If you are planning to file for divorce in Tennessee and are in need of legal advice contact an experienced divorce attorney as soon as possible.

Tennessee Legal Resources

At some point in most people’s lives they will require help from a legal professional.  Whether you’re starting a business, buying real estate, or want to fight a speeding ticket, having the help of an experience attorney is beneficial.

There are many legal resources online that can help you research specific laws, legal definitions, recent cases, and verify if a lawyer is properly licensed to practice law within Tennessee or has received any discipline from the Bar Association.

Below are some Tennessee legal resource web sites that can help:

Tennessee Bar Associations

Tennessee Legal Resources

Attorney Directories