2019 Tennessee Code
Title 2 - Elections
Chapter 19 - Prohibited Practices
Part 1 - Prohibited Practices Generally
§ 2-19-134. Coercing or directing employees to vote for measure, party, or person -- Penalty.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 2-19-134 (2019)
  • (a) It is unlawful for any person to coerce or direct any employee to vote for any measure, party or person who may be a candidate for any office, or for any person who may be a candidate for nomination for any office, to threaten the discharge of such employee if the employee votes or does not vote for any such candidate for nomination or for office, or for any particular policy or measure.

  • (b) It is unlawful to discharge any employee on account of such employee's exercise or failure to exercise the suffrage, or to give out or circulate any statement or report calculated to intimidate or coerce any employee to vote or not to vote for any candidate or measure.

  • (c) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

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