Murfreesboro Gender Discrimination Attorney

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In Tennessee, discrimination by employers that is based on gender is banned by the Civil Rights Act of 1963 and the Equal Pay Act. Therefore, gender may not be the basis for any employer decisions regarding pay, hiring policies, or promotion criteria. They must also ensure that the workplace environment is not hostile to a certain 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 still paid in different amounts. Discrimination claims in Murfreesboro can be shown where the employer only hires one gender, promotes employees on the basis of gender, or acts in retaliation against a worker who has complained of employer misconduct.

When is Sexual Harassment Prohibited?

Sexual harassment consists of all unwanted conduct of a sexual nature directed towards the victim, and includes both physical and verbal acts. Employers in Murfreesboro may be held liable for the sexual harassment, even when it was a co-worker who directly engaged in the conduct.

A Tennessee employer can also be liable for harassment if they allow conduct to lead to an environment that is overly sexual. The specific details for proving intent to discrimination can be complicated, and so gender discrimination might be challenging to prove without an attorney. The procedures for filing can also be complex.

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Life in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro is located in Rutherford County, Tennessee. It has a population of around 108,800 people. Some see the city as a suburb of Nashville, which is 35 miles from Murfreesboro. The city is well-known in Tennessee because it is home to Middle Tennessee State University. The university is the largest undergraduate university in the state!

Popular sites include the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Oaklands Historic House Museum, Stones River Greenway Arboretum, and Stones River National Battlefield.

Top employers include MAHLE Tennex, General Mills, Verizon Wireless, and Johnson Controls, Inc.

The city is also home to many well-established law offices and small firms that train excellent attorneys to handle any and every legal need.

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