The Tennessee Department of Labor ensures that employers in the State follow all State and Federal regulations. They must provide all of the rights and benefits to which each employee is entitled. In addition, they must be certain that each workplace is safe and free from harassment. Contact Tennessee lawyers for legal advice and assistance.
There are several entities which may investigate incidents of harassment in the workplace. In some cases, it is the Tennessee Department of Labor that will investigate such matters. If an employee files a complaint, the Tennessee Department of Labor will conduct a thorough investigation. Also contact a labor lawyer to protect your rights.
First, they will check to see if anyone was aware of the harassment and if they were complacent in the harassment. They will also check to see if there is any former documentation which references the harassment from when the employee may have complained to management.
The Tennessee Department of Labor will then conduct interviews of those that may have been witnesses to the harassment and they will check to see if it could have been prevented by management. The Tennessee Department of Labor will hold management and the employer responsible if they could have prevented the harassment and failed to do so. In fact, the Tennessee Department of Labor may issue fines and force those that work at the establishment to attend sensitivity classes and/ or anger management classes, in order to be sure that they will now be in compliance with the Federal and State laws which are meant to prevent harassment in the workplace.