Employment Law

Title VII

Does Title VII apply to all employees?

No, Title VII applies to those employers in the public and private sectors who employ 15 or more full-time employees in 20 or more calendar weeks during the year or previous year. This means that an employer who has only 10 full-time employees is not subject to Title VII. Fortunately, many workers who are not covered by Title VII may be protected by a state anti-discrimination law. For example, the Tennessee Human Rights Act prohibits employers who employ eight or more full-time employees from discriminating on the basis of race, sex, religion, and other protected characteristics. Employees should consult with an attorney well-versed in both federal and state employment to determine what the best legal option available.


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