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
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Avenue Suite 1200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)785-8320
Immediate Past Chair
Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott...
341 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 230
Franklin , TN 37067
(615)354-1144
Vice-Chair
Ford & Harrison LLP
150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 2010
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)574-6707

Discrimination Against Gay Employees Not Prohibited, Court Rules

An Atlanta-based appellate court ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit discrimination against gay employees, the ABA Journal reports. The three-judge panel ruled 2-1 in the case of Jameka Evans, who said she was forced out of her job because of her orientation. The court said it was bound by precedent via 1979’s Blum v. Gulf Oil Corp., which said Title VII doesn’t prohibit “discharge for homosexuality.”
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Seymour Appointed to Workers' Compensation Court

Deana Seymour has been appointed as a trial judge on the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Seymour is currently a partner with Rainey, Kizer, Reviere and Bell in the firm's Jackson office. She will sit in Memphis after her April 5 swearing-in.

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