Disability Law Section

The section serves as a resource for Tennessee lawyers practicing in the area of disability rights or who have an interest in building a disability rights practice. The section offers continuing legal education and a forum for advancing disability rights.

Chair
Legal Aid Society
300 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)780-7119
Immediate Past Chair
Legal Aid Society of Middle...
PO Box 5209
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
(865)483-8454

Disability Group Holds Open House to Unveil New Name, Office Space

The Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC) is hosting an open house Oct. 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to celebrate a new name and a new address for its Nashville office. Now known as Disability Rights Tennessee, the organization will continue advocating for the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities to ensure they have an equal opportunity to be productive and respected members of society. The open house will take place at the group’s new Nashville office, which is located at 2 International Plaza, Ste. 825, Nashville, TN 37217. RSVP online.

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Lawmakers Push for Protections for Pregnant Workers

More than 120 members of Congress are urging the Supreme Court to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty and other protections to ensure expecting mothers are not forced out of their jobs, the Memphis Daily News reports. A friend-of-the-court brief was filed today regarding the case of a pregnant UPS delivery worker who was asked to take unpaid maternity leave, rather than being provided a less strenuous position as her doctors advised. Many of the lawmakers are pushing legislation to make the pregnancy protections explicit in federal law. The case is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court in December.

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