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.

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UT Facing Costs of $3M for Title IX Suit

The University of Tennessee will spend roughly $3 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that the school allowed a “hostile sexual environment” and violated Title IX in its response to sexual assault cases, especially those accusing student athletes. The amount includes a $2.48 million payment to eight plaintiffs and legal fees to their lawyers, and more than $500,000 to the Nashville law firm Neal & Harwell, which represented the university in the matter, Knoxnews reports. The settlement was announced July 5.

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New Harassment Policy in Place for Officials, Staff

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, has announced the immediate implementation of a new workplace harassment policy for the Tennessee General Assembly. The new policy expands the current focus on sexual harassment to include all workplace harassment and includes for the first time a transparency component, which will require that a public report be issued for any elected official or staff member found to be in violation of the policy. The new policy is the result of recommendations from a committee appointed by Harwell. Humphrey on the Hill has more from speaker's office and a link to the policy.

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