Chattanooga Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Chattanooga?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Chattanooga are controlled by employment law. These laws govern issues in employment such as hiring, workplace disputes, and terminations A general understanding of Chattanooga employment laws is required for both the employee and their employer.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Employment is normally considered to be "at-will", although at times the employer and employee might have an employment contract preventing termination before it expires. So long as the reasons are not in violation of law, either the employee or the employer may end the position at any time under an "at-will" arrangement. In the instance that the employer and employee have an employment contract, laws from both the state and federal government will apply to the city of Chattanooga

Anti-Discrimination laws in Chattanooga

Laws that make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Chattanooga citizens. Chattanooga residents must follow laws which prohibit employer discrimination against members of different classes. These classes include age, gender, race, religion, disability, and national origin.

Discrimination claims can generally be heard in front of an administrative agency such as the EEOC. Some attorneys specialize in the field of discrimination claims.

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Life in Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee is the 4th largest city in Tennessee, with a a population of about 170,000 people. It is located in Hamilton and Marion Counties.

Chattanooga, TN was founded in 1838 when the United States government, unfortunately, forced the Native American population of the area off of their historical lands, and then established a military base.

Modernly, Chattanooga, TN is undergoing a renaissance, with a concerted effort underway to repair its image, which had been somewhat tarnished over the last few decades, with its industrial economic base disappearing, as happened in many American cities.

Thanks to public and private investment, with many of the major deals negotiated and drafted by Chattanooga, TN lawyers, the city's economy is now a fairly diverse mix of manufacturing and service-based industries. In 2011, Volkswagen opened a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, TN which cost billion to build, and is expected to employ over 2,000 people when fully operational.

Because of this highly diverse economy, Chattanooga, TN lawyers have a lot to keep themselves busy. So, it should come as no surprise that a Chattanooga, TN lawyer will almost certainly be able to help you with whatever legal problems you may have.

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