Category: Workplace Negligence

Changes to Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Laws

Posted On: August 23, 2016 under
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Although workers’ compensation laws are intended as a way to take care of employees who are injured on the job, unfortunately, there are times when they fail to help people as they’re meant to. However, some recent changes to Tennessee workers’ compensation laws may make it harder.. Read More »

Appeals Court Overturns Decision in Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Posted On: April 26, 2016 under
When military veteran De’Ossie Dingus was fired from the Tennessee Highway Patrol in 2010, it was not because the 10-year veteran had been accused of misconduct or found guilty of a crime. It was because Major Kevin Taylor, a military liaison, came to the conclusion that Dingus..
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Walmart to Pay Millions in Wrongful Termination Case

Posted On: February 9, 2016 under
A former pharmacist at a Walmart in Seabrook, NH has just been awarded over $31 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit against mega-retailer Walmart. The woman, who worked at Walmart for about 18 years, filed the suit in 2014, alleging that she was fired because she’s female,..
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Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Results in Settlement for Interim CEO

Posted On: November 17, 2015 under
A $25 million wrongful termination lawsuit filed over two years ago against Erlanger Health System has just settled for $900,000. Former interim CEO Charlesetta Woodard-Thompson alleged that she experienced threats, computer hacking, and racial discrimination during her time as interim CEO at Erlanger, and that these factors..
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Nurse Wins Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Posted On: October 28, 2015 under
presented by: Gary Massey Linda Boly of Portland, OR, had been a nurse at the same hospital for 34 years with an almost perfect work record when she was abruptly fired in June of 2013 for poor job performance. Her employer, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, claimed..
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Employment at Will: What It Means for Wrongful Termination

Posted On: September 7, 2015 under
In Tennessee and Georgia, most employees are considered to be employed at will, per the employment-at-will doctrine. What this means is that the employee is free to vacate his or her job at any time for any reason; however, the employer is also allowed to terminate an..
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Tennessee Supreme Court Overturns Appelate Court Reversal on Retaliation Case

Posted On: February 18, 2015 under
Retaliation cases generally require an employee to prove that his or her employer took an adverse employment action as a result of the employee’s participation in “protected activity,” as that term itself is defined under law. Generally speaking, an employer will not be held liable for retaliation..
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Tennessee Mine Accident Claims Kentucky Worker’s Life

Posted On: October 2, 2012 under
A Kentucky man lost his life recently in a Tennessee mining accident when the roof of the mine in the area where he was working collapsed on him, according to an article in The Harlan Daily. Rescue workers responded to the scene at the mine in Claiborne County..
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Court Dismisses Vet’s Case against Tennessee VA, Claim Filed Too Late

Posted On: July 4, 2012 under
A recent Tennessee court ruling may make it difficult for veterans to seek compensation for possible exposure to several dangerous diseases, according to a report from Healthcare Global. In 2009, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notified more than 10,000 veterans that they may have been exposed..
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City Denies TN Cop’s Compensation Claim for PTSD

Posted On: April 11, 2012 under
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An officer with the Memphis Police Department was denied his claim for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) because his psychological injury was not recognized, according to Policeone.com. The officer was one of many who responded to a disturbance on July 3, 2011, at a DoubleTree Hotel in downtown.. Read More »