on Saturday I had a accident at work, I been with this company 41 years and I drive a tow mow and she walk behind be as I was backing up and it hit her. my drug test was negative. Monday they told me I was suspended off the tow mow for 2 week. Now they te

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1 answer  |  asked Jul 28, 2015 4:08 PM [EST]  |  applies to Tennessee

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James Becker, Jr.
Thank you for your posting, unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to adequately provide any sort of answer. However, I may be able to provide some sort of guidance.

Initially, it is impossible to provide an adequate answer because I do not know by whom you were employed, what the current adverse job action is (beyond the suspension) nor any sort of context for the event. Each of these bears directly upon any answer I could give.

That being the case, you are going to generally look to see if there is any form of unlawful discrimination or retaliation. Tennessee is an at-will state, which means that you can suffer an adverse job action for any reason that is not illegal - even if it is morally wrong. If you are an employee of a governmental entity, you may have some additional civil service rights that need to be explored also.

I would advise you to sit down with an attorney to spend time discussing these issues. There are a lot of background facts that need to be understood in order to provide any sort of meaningful guidance.

posted by James Becker, Jr.  |  Jul 29, 2015 07:18 AM [EST]

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