Filing For Unemployment

 In Employment Law

COVID-19 has greatly affected people’s abilities to go to work or hold a job. Unfortunately, companies are having to downsize in order to save themselves. With that comes a loss of jobs, and employees left scrambling. As a result, more people are filing for unemployment. In Tennessee, there have been many complaints of claims not properly working.

Filing For Unemployment

More people are filing for unemployment due to COVID-19. As stated before, Tennessee is seeing an issue with their filing system. Due to an abundance of claims, the website has immensely slowed down. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has decided to implement a new plan. Starting on April 19th, specific days will be given out for those to apply. This will be based on social security numbers. The day you should apply is based on the last digit of your social security number. The days are shown below.

  • Sunday: 0, 1, 2, 3
  • Monday: 4, 5, 6
  • Tuesday: 7, 8, 9
  • Wednesday through Sunday: All numbers

Employment Law

If you are having any other issues with your employment, reach out to us. Employment law covers rights, obligations, and responsibilities within the employer-employee relationship. This ranges from wages and workplace safety to discrimination and wrongful termination. Here is an in-depth explanation of what employment law covers.

  • Discrimination: an employee experiencing discrimination based on gender, race, nationality, religion, and other characteristics.
  • Sexual Harassment: inappropriate sexual behavior prevents the employee from completing the task at hand.
  • Wage and Hour: an employee not receiving the legal minimum wage, overtime, and other wage and hour laws.
  • Wrongful Termination: an employer cannot fire an employee as retaliation for a complaint or other characteristics.

If you experience any of the above, you need to contact a lawyer immediately.

At Slaughter Law Firm, we can help with the employment law needs you have. Frankie Slaughter Jr. has over 21 years of experience in various types of law including employment, workers’ compensation, criminal law, and more. For more information on what Slaughter Law can do for you, visit us online here. You can call (423) 844-0560 for more in-depth information as well. If you are experiencing any issues with unemployment or employment law, do not hesitate to reach out to us! We are here to help!