Tennessee employment lawyer Jessica Salonus represents employees in cases involving all forms of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, hostile work environment, the FMLA, whistleblower claims, ERISA disputes over benefits, severance negotiations, and non-competition clauses.
Federal anti-discrimination laws include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), among others. These laws prohibit discrimination against workers and job applicants on the basis of certain protected characteristics, including race, national origin, religion, color, sex, age, and disability. Discrimination includes taking any adverse action against an employee or job applicant, including firing, termination, passing someone over for promotion, refusing to hire someone, or withholding benefits of employment. Discrimination may also encompass harassment of an employee.
For example, sexual harassment is prohibited under Title VII. There are two types of sexual harassment: hostile work environment and quid pro quo harassment. The former occurs when the harassment is severe or pervasive, while the latter occurs when some aspect of employment is conditioned on accepting or giving sexual favors. Most anti-discrimination laws, including Title VII, also prohibit retaliation. Retaliation occurs when an employer tries to punish an employee for engaging in a protected activity, such as filing a charge of sexual harassment.
If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or any other unlawful employment practice by your employer, The Salonus Firm has the experience and knowledge necessary to protect your rights. However, there are short timelines which must be met in order to preserve these types of claims, so contact the firm as quickly as possible to determine what steps must be taken to ensure your rights are protected.
We serve clients throughout Western and Middle Tennessee including those in the following localities: Madison County including Jackson; Bedford County including Shelbyville; Davidson County including Antioch, Goodlettsville, Hermitage, Madison, Nashville, and Old Hickory; Dyer County including Dyersburg; Henderson County including Lexington; Henry County including Paris; Rutherford County including Murfreesboro; Shelby County including Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, Germantown, Memphis, and Millington; Williamson County including Brentwood and Franklin; and Wilson County including Lebanon.