Tennessee Diversity laws & HR compliance analysis

Tennessee Diversity: What you need to know

The Tennessee Human Rights Act (Fair Employment Practices Law) prohibits employers from discriminating in employment based on race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age (TN Code Sec. 4-21-101 et seq.). The Act covers all public employers and private employers with eight or more employees, including employment agencies and labor unions.
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The Tennessee Human Rights Commission is an independent state agency responsible for enforcing the Tennessee Human Rights Act and the Tennessee Disability Act. The commission offers seminars, information in Spanish, posters, and other resources for employers at https://www.tn.gov/humanrights/.
Last reviewed January 2018.

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Tennessee Diversity Resources

Type Title
Handouts Workplace Diversity (Handout)
PowerPoints Managing Non-English-Speaking Employees
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