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.

Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak
711 Cherry Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Working Boomer Advocate
254 Court Avenue, Suite 212
Memphis, TN 38103
Immediate Past Chair
Fisher Phillips, LLP
1715 Aaron Brenner Drive, Suite 312
Memphis, TN 38120
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Attorney Asks Court to Dismiss Sexual Abuse Suit Against Davidson Court Clerk

Attorneys for Davidson County Circuit Court Clerk Richard Rooker and Metro Nashville are asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former Rooker deputy who said he sexually abused her for 12 years, The Nashville Post reports. Rooker’s attorney, Hal Hardin, argues in court filings that the plaintiff deleted her Facebook account after filing the suit despite a preservation request, depriving Rooker of “important relevant evidence.” He added that that the plaintiff did not exhaust administrative remedies, that the suit was not filed within the statute of limitations and that Rooker cannot be held personally liable under the federal and state civil rights statutes cited by the plaintiff. He also asks the court to delay discovery in the case until the court rules on the motions to dismiss. 
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Williamson County Bank Sued for Age, Gender Discrimination

A woman is suing a Williamson County-based bank, alleging gender and age discrimination, The Tennessean reports. Reliant Bank, headquartered in Cool Springs with five branches around the county, is being sued by one of its employees who says the bank's management failed to address offensive comments made about her after she reported the incident. The plaintiff, Patricia Berry, alleges that various members of the company made crude and offensive comments to her, sent verbally abusive emails and even posted her job position online around the time she turned 65. Berry is seeking $300,000 and an injunction ordering Reliant from taking further retaliation against her.
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