Tennessee Human Rights Act

Tennessee Discrimination Lawsuit Will Go to Trial Next April

by Staff Blogger | November 16th, 2015

The Tennessee Human Rights Act establishes a set of policies that helps ensure workers are treated fairly and equally in the workplace. It also creates a process for workers to take legal action if an employer is found to hold bias against certain workers based on factors such as sex, race, religion, ethnicity, or citizenship status.

The Nashville workplace discrimination lawyers at Ponce Law explain three former employees of the University of Tennessee are exercising their rights to equality in the workplace by filing a discrimination lawsuit against the school. They claim they were unfairly compensated for the work they were doing based on either their sex or their affiliation with women’s sports programs.

One of the victims was the associate director of sports medicine at the university, while the other two were strength-training coaches. Each claims evidence will show they were paid less than other employees who carried similar job titles with men’s sports programs. The trio filed their complaint in Oct. 2012 and, according to an article from The Washington Times, the case is scheduled to go to trial in April 2016.

The damage that discrimination can cause can be long lasting. That’s why the Nashville employment lawyers at Ponce Law are hopeful that this particular Tennessee discrimination lawsuit will help bring closure to each of the victims who were allegedly underpaid for their work.