2017 Tennessee Code
Title 50 - Employer and Employee
Chapter 1 - Employment Relationship and Practices
Part 5 - Healthy Workplace Act
§ 50-1-502. Part definitions.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 50-1-502 (2017)
  • As used in this part:
    • (1) "Abusive conduct" means acts or omissions that would cause a reasonable person, based on the severity, nature, and frequency of the conduct, to believe that an employee was subject to an abusive work environment, such as:
      • (A) Repeated verbal abuse in the workplace, including derogatory remarks, insults, and epithets;
      • (B) Verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a threatening, intimidating, or humiliating nature in the workplace; or
      • (C) The sabotage or undermining of an employee's work performance in the workplace;
    • (2) "Agency" means any department, commission, board, office or other agency of the executive, legislative or judicial branch of state government; and
    • (3) "Employer" means any agency, county, metropolitan government, municipality, or other political subdivision of this state.
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