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Tennessee Whistleblower Laws

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Code Section50-3-106; 50-3-409
Prohibited Employer ActivityCan not discharge or discriminate if employee files a complaint, institutes a proceeding, or testifies regarding a violation of any statute or regarding occupational safety and health
Protection for Public or Private Employees?Both
Opportunity for Employer to Correct?-
RemediesCan file a complaint with Commission of Labor within 30 days of the violation for reinstatement, back pay, and other appropriate relief
Penalties-

Code Section50-1-304
Prohibited Employer ActivityCan not discharge or terminate if employee refuses to participate in or refuses to remain silent about violation of criminal or civil code, US laws, or neglect to protect public health, safety or welfare
Protection for Public or Private Employees?Public
Opportunity for Employer to Correct?-
RemediesCan sue employer for retaliatory discharge, get damages, and reasonable attorney's fees and costs
Penalties-

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