Attorney Well Being Committee

This Committee works to enhance the understanding of issues associated with attorney well being through education and other awareness activities. The Committee also explores programs, accumulates data and provides analysis to enhance attorney well being.

Tennessee Dept of Treasury
502 Deadrick St FL13 l Andrew Jackson Bldg
Nashville, TN 37243
Immediate Past Chair
STR, Inc.
735 East Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Study: Overweight Women Lose in Labor Market

Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average-size women and all men, according to a new Vanderbilt study. From a legal perspective, there has been a lot of discussion on whether an obese individual is considered disabled in regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Jennifer Shinall, assistant professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School and author of “Occupational Characteristics and the Obesity Wage Penalty,” suggests that when it comes to discrimination lawsuits, the ADA may not be the correct avenue since obese women are actually filling strenuous physical labor jobs. “What seems to be going on in the labor market may be more of a sex discrimination issue that could be tied to Title VII,” she told Newswise.

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Lawyers to Run Overnight Relay for Charity

Lawyers from Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis offices are participating in the Ragnar Tennessee, a 12-person overnight relay spanning roughly 200 miles that benefits Soles 4 Souls. The race begins in downtown Chattanooga on Oct. 24 at 7:30 a.m. and will require the team to run day and night, roughly 31 hours, according to the press release. The relay wraps up Oct. 25 in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame. For more information, contact Bob Chapski at (615) 259-1366.

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