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Employment Law Overview
Find a Knoxville lawyer to assist with your Employment Law matter.
The Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) program, a non-profit public service of the Knoxville Bar Association, can help you find an experienced, qualified employment law attorney who is right for you.
In Tennessee the relationship between an employer and an employee without a written contract is described as an at-will relationship. That means that an employee may be discharged for good cause, bad cause, or no cause at all. Either the employer or the employee may terminate the relationship at will. Do you feel like your employer has wrongfully discharged you? Have you been discriminated against by your employer or harrassed by your boss or co-workers? Do you have a contract dispute with your employer? These are only a few examples of the types of employment law matters that should be discussed with an experienced employment law attorney.
Getting the Right Lawyer is the first step in getting a Good Result.
We’re here to try to help you find a lawyer who can explain your rights and provide you assistance based on recent court decisions that may affect your situation. Employees may seek free advice on employment discrimination matters by contacting the Tennessee Human Rights Commission and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
How much does a referral cost?
Our service and your first 30 minute consultation with one of our prescreened panel attorneys is absolutely FREE.
How does the LRIS work?
To get a referral to an experienced Knoxville employment law attorney, you can contact us by telephone or through this website.By Telephone:
If you would like to discuss your legal matter with a member of our trained and friendly staff, please call (865) 522-7501 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am – 12 noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
If you'd like an online referral, use the online referral request form to get the name and telephone number of an attorney you can contact to see if they can help you.
When we help you find an employment law attorney, we do our best to make our referrals to an appropriate lawyer on the basis of your needs, type of matter, complexity, and location.
The Lawyer Referral Service is in compliance with The Supreme Court of Tennessee Rules Governing Lawyer Referral Services.