Are There Any Legal Restrictions Against Firing, Suspending Or Disciplining Employees?

Tennessee is known as an “EMPLOYMENT­AT­WILL” state. Generally, this means that an employer may legally hire, fire, suspend or discipline any employee at any time and for any reason ­ good or bad ­ or for no reason at all. However, an employer may not discriminate against any employee on the basis of the employee’s race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, or disability.

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