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Tennessee

Regulatory Strength: ‏‏ Weak‏
Effective as of January 1st, 2004

Protected groups:

  • Gender

Applicable to:

  • Private and public companies*
  • May cover state and local government employees*
  • May apply to organizations not covered by Federal FLSA standards*

HR practices:

  • Employer cannot retaliate against employees who file a complaint or testify regarding pay discrimination
  • Pay Analysis Groups are defined differently than the Federal “Similarly Situated” standard

Defenses/Rebuttals:

  • Employee accepting a low wage is not an acceptable defense for differences in pay

Remedies:

  • Back pay:
    • Up to two (2) times the amount of back pay awarded
    • Up to two (2) years of back pay may be awarded
  • Employer is liable for plaintiff attorney fees

Please click HERE for access to TN Code Sec. 50-2-202, Sex Discrimination.

Last revised 08/23/2019

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