Labor and Employment Law Section

The section focuses on all traditional labor relations issues and matters arising in individual employment rights. A continuing legal education seminar on employment law issues is sponsored annually by the section, as is a regular newsletter.

Chair
Ford & Harrison LLP
150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 2010
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)574-6707
Immediate Past Chair
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Avenue Suite 1200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)785-8320
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

UTK Law Seeking Employer Relations Manager

The University of Tennessee College of Law is seeking to hire a Middle Tennessee Employer Relations Manager. This position is based in Nashville. The successful candidate will spend the majority of their time meeting with law firms, government agencies and judges. Some travel is required, primarily to Knoxville to spend three to five days per month at the University of Tennessee College of Law meeting with staff, faculty, and counseling students. For more information, contact Brad Morgan.
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Former Nashville Airport CEO Updates Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

Robert Wigington, the former president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, has added two new defendants and allegations of defamation, the Nashville Post reports. Wigington originally sued MNAA with allegations that his firing last year violated the Family Medical Leave Act and the Tennessee Disability Act. The new complaint adds MNAA Board of Commissioners Chair Bobby Joslin and Vice Chair A. Dexter Samuels as defendants. It also includes new language claiming defamation, citing Wigington’s “for cause” firing and “releasing false and defamatory information to justify its decision.”
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