• Memphis attorney Vincent Perryman discusses Employment Law with Edgar Davison. Employment law involves all the rights and responsibilities of the employer and employee in the work place. It involves wrongful termination, unemployment disputes, severance. A wrongful termination case involves an illegal firing of someone. Tennessee is an Employment at Will state, meaning you can be terminated for any reason what so ever. Exceptions are involved if you have a contract and the terms of the contract are breached. Another reason would be a retaliation case where you are fired for whistle blowing. The most common wrongful termination is when an employer discriminates based on age, race, sex, etc. This is the Title 7 act and prevents the employer for terminating because of these reasons. Typically you have to be over 40 to file age discrimination. Wrongful termination is difficult to prove which is why an attorney is necessary. The first qualification of wrongful termination is if you fall into a specific category; age, race, sex. The second qualification is if an adverse employment action; demotion, suspension or termination. The thrid qualification is the employee would needed to have been qualified for the position. Then the employer would need to provide their reasons for termination. Whistle blower act protects employees from being terminated for reporting illegal actions an employer is engaging in.