Human Rights Commission Presents Employment Law Seminar On March 14

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) will present a half-day Employment Law Seminar in Chattanooga on March 14. The seminar will take place on the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga’s campus at Fletcher Hall, Room 114 from 12:30-4 p.m.

This half-day seminar is modeled after the highly-regarded, full-day Employment Law Seminar held in Nashville for over five years. This seminar will feature experienced employment law experts who will discuss the latest in employment discrimination law.

The seminar will offer 2.5 hours of continuing education credits for attorneys and for HR professionals. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The registration fee is $35, which includes conference materials, continuing education credits and refreshments. Registration deadline is March 11.

Topics will include mediation in discrimination complaints, an overview of the complaint process with THRC and updates from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on recent cases and its Strategic Enforcement plan. To view the seminar agenda and download a registration form, please visit www.tn.gov/humanrights. For more information, call Susannah Berry at 615 253-1608 or email Susannah.Berry@tn.gov.

The THRC safeguards individuals from discrimination through enforcement and education. An independent state agency, the Commission is responsible for enforcing the Tennessee Human Rights Act and the Tennessee Disability Act which prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age (40 and over in employment), familial status (housing only) and retaliation in employment, housing and public accommodations. To file a complaint of discrimination or to receive additional information, please call 800 251-3589 or visit www.tn.gov/humanrights.


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