Tennessee Advertising laws & HR compliance analysis

Tennessee Advertising: What you need to know

Tennessee law prohibits employers with eight or more employees from printing, publishing, or circulating (or causing to be printed, published, or circulated) any statement or advertisement relating to employment that indicates any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on race, creed, color, religion, sex, or national origin. However, religion or sex may be mentioned if such specification is based on a bona fide occupational qualification (TN Code Sec. 4-21-502).
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Tennessee law also prohibits employers, labor organizations, or joint labor-management committees from printing, publishing, or circulating (or causing to be printed, published, or circulated) any statement or advertisement relating to training programs or apprenticeships that indicates any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on race, creed, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Again, religion or sex may be mentioned if such specification is based on a BFOQ (TN Code Sec. 4-21-404).
Tennessee prohibits any employer from inducing or influencing workers to change from one place to another in the state, or bring workers into the state to work, by means of false or deceptive representations. This includes false advertising concerning the kind and character of the work to be done, or the amount of compensation, or the sanitary or other conditions of employment. Also, failure to state in any advertisement that there is a strike, lockout, or other labor trouble at the place of the proposed employment when it actually exists is considered false advertising and misrepresentation.
Any worker who is persuaded to change work locations or move into the state to work through ...

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