Knoxville Gender Discrimination Attorney

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In Tennessee, discrimination by employers that is based on gender is prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1963 and the Equal Pay Act. Accordingly, gender may not be the basis for any employer decisions regarding pay, hiring policies, or promotion policies. They must also ensure that the workplace environment is not hostile to a particular gender and that it is not overly sexual.

What Must be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?

Discrimination can be proven under the Equal Pay act if both men and women do the same type of work for the same employer but are nonetheless paid in different amounts. Also, discrimination can be proven if the employer in Knoxville is only hiring or issuing promotions based on one gender. A claim will also succeed if the employer retaliates against workers who seek relief for discrimination.

When is Sexual Harassment Prohibited?

Sexual harassment includes any unwanted sexual behavior, whether verbal or physical, directed at the victim. Employers in Knoxville might be held liable for the sexual harassment, even when it was a co-worker who really engaged in the conduct.

If the employer allows conduct to create an overly sexual work environment, they might be held liable for sexual harassment in Tennessee. It is normally somewhat hard to prove gender discrimination if you don't have an attorney, because certain aspects such as proving intent can be complex. Pursuing a claim also involves following procedures, many of which can be detailed.

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Life in Knoxville

Knoxville is the seat of Knox County and 3rd largest municipality in the State of Tennessee. That means a number of courts like Knox County and Tennessee State Courts are located in Knoxville. Likewise, Knoxville is home to some of Tennessee's most outstanding lawyers. Knoxville lawyers are familiar with local and Federal cases like bankruptcy, divorce, immigration, and personal injury lawsuits. Aside from the legal business, Knoxville is home to some nationally known institutions that help attract people to the city. The University of Tennessee, the Department of Energy facility Oak Ridge National Labrotory, the National Transportation Research Center, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and a number of business' headquarters. Producers of Bonnaroo Music Festival AC Entertainment, the Pilot Corporation, Sea Ray, Brunswick Boat Group, and Scripps Networks Interactive (HGTV) are all headquartered in Knoxville. That could be why Forbes Magazine named Knoxville among the "top 10 metropolitan hotspots" and "top 5 business and career" cities in the United States. Knoxville events and attractions encourage a number of tourists to visit each year. Blender magazine named Knoxville the 20 most rock and roll cities in America. It plays host to the 17 day long Dogwood Arts Festival, Kuumba Festival, and Boomsday, the largest Labor Day fireworks display in the United States.

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