Friday, July 22, 2011

State Supreme Court remeasures height of discovery hurdle

Coming out of Habitat case, standard required to sue employer unchanged
Published July 22, 2011 by Philip Nannie

Employers take note.

The good news is the state's highest court didn't make it easier for an employee to sue a company. The bad news is it didn't make it any harder, either.

Tennessee Supreme Court judges on Thursday issued an important ruling clarifying the burden of proof for employees suing for retaliatory discharge. Representatives of the state's largest employers were anticipating this decision, the result of which won't make future firings any easier.

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