2010 Tennessee Code
Title 8 - Public Officers And Employees
Chapter 50 - Miscellaneous Provisions
Part 1 - General Provisions
8-50-103 - Employment of the disabled Discrimination prohibited Penalty Complaint.

8-50-103. Employment of the disabled Discrimination prohibited Penalty Complaint.

(a)  This section and § 8-50-104 shall be known and may be cited as the “Tennessee Disability Act.”

(b)  There shall be no discrimination in the hiring, firing and other terms and conditions of employment of the state of Tennessee or any department, agency, institution or political subdivision of the state, or of any private employer, against any applicant for employment based solely upon any physical, mental or visual disability of the applicant, unless such disability to some degree prevents the applicant from performing the duties required by the employment sought or impairs the performance of the work involved. Furthermore, no blind person shall be discriminated against in any such employment practices because such person uses a guide dog. A violation of this subsection (b) is a Class C misdemeanor.

(c)  (1)  Any person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice prohibited by this section may file with the Tennessee human rights commission a written sworn complaint stating that a discriminatory practice has been committed, setting forth the facts sufficient to enable the commission to identify the persons charged.

     (2)  Upon receipt of such complaint, the commission shall follow the procedure and exercise the powers and duties provided in §§ 4-21-302 4-21-311, and the person shall have all rights provided therein.

[Acts 1976, ch. 457, § 1; 1979, ch. 104, § 1; 1979, ch. 222, § 1; T.C.A., § 8-4131; Acts 1986, ch. 692, § 1; 1986, ch. 869, § 16; 1987, ch. 15, §§ 1, 2; 1989, ch. 591, § 113; 1990, ch. 773, § 1; 2008, ch. 706, §§ 3, 5.]  

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