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

Class Action Suit Filed against VW

Jonathan Manlove, a 60-year-old former employee at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Volkswagen. He alleges that the company is using a rebranding effort to discriminate against workers once they turn 50. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Manlove claims that Volkswagen is trying to rebrand itself into a "younger, sleeker company" after it was rocked by an emissions scandal in 2015.
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Local Union Sues Over Trump Executive Orders

A local union representing Social Security Administration employees in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi filed a lawsuit in Nashville federal court yesterday seeking an injunction against executive orders signed by President Trump, the Nashville Post reports. The American Federation of Government Employees Local 3438 argued that the orders, which restrict the amount of time federal employees can spend on union activity, are “plainly unlawful.”
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