Tennessee Government Agencies

Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers' Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Tennessee, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Tennessee

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC)

General Information Statewide
(800) 251-3589
Nashville Office:
530 Church Street, Suite 305
Cornerstone Square Building
Nashville, TN 37243-0745
Phone: (615) 741-5825
Fax/3rd Floor: (615) 253-1886
Fax/4th Floor: (615) 532-2197
Toll-Free: 1-800-251-3589
Chattanooga Office:
540 McCallie Avenue
4th Floor, West Wing
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 634-6837
Fax: (423) 634-6986
Memphis Office:
170 North Main Street
State Office Building, 2nd Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 543-7389
Fax: (901) 543-6042
Knoxville Office:
531 Henley Street
Room 701
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: (865) 594-6500
Fax: (865) 594-6178
Housing/Toll-Free: 1-800-325-9664

Agency Description/Mission: The Commission is an independent state agency charged with preventing and eradicating discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing. The Commission has cooperative agreements with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Memphis District Office

1407 Union Avenue
Suite 521
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 544-0115
TTY: (901) 544-0112

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Nashville Area Office

50 Vantage Way
Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37228
Phone: (615) 736-5820
TTY: (615) 736-5870

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Tennessee OSHA

710 James Robertson Parkway
3rd Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-2793
Fax: (615) 253-1623
Toll Free: (800) 249-8510
Web Address: http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/tosha.html

Agency Description/Mission: The mission of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Division of Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA) is to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect the health of Tennessee workers. To accomplish this, we work in partnership with the more than three million working men and women and more than 140,000 employers who are covered by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1972.

How to File a Complaint
Local Offices Contact Information
TOSHA Safety & Health Poster

3. Unemployment Insurance

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Employment Security

Web Address: http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/esdiv.html

Claims are processed through local offices throughout the state. Contact information can be accessed through the "Applicant Services" option on the left menu, then selecting "Benefit Offices."

This site is a frame-based site, so key pages cannot be accessed through individual links. However, worker/claimant information can be accessed through the "Applicant Services" option on the left menu.

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Labor Standards

Phone: (615) 741-2858
Web Address: http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/lsdiv.html

Agency Description/Mission: Tennessee has no wage laws concerning overtime, minimum wage, or the regulation of salaried employees. The United States Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (see below) enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act regulating minimum wage, overtime and salaried employees. The Division of Labor Standards is responsible for the enforcement of the Child Labor Act, the Wage Regulations Act, and the Prevailing Wage Act.

Questions About Tennessee's Labor Laws

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Nashville District Office

1321 Murfreesboro Road
Suite 511
Nashville, TN 37217-2626
Phone: (615) 781-5344
Fax: (615) 781-5347

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Division of Workers' Compensation

710 James Robertson Parkway, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-0661
Phone: (615) 532-2731
Toll-Free: (800) 332-2667
Fax: (615) 532-1468
Web Address: http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/wcomp.html

Agency Description/Mission: We administer the workers' compensation system and promote a better understanding of the program's benefits by informing employees and employers of their rights and responsibilities. We administer a mediation program for disputed claims, encourage workplace safety, participate with law enforcement in combating fraud, and oversee an information awareness program for educating the public on laws and regulations which define workers' compensation requirements. We ensure that companies properly provide benefits and both assess and collect penalties for noncompliance from employers and insurance companies.

A Guide to Workers' Compensation
Injured Employees' Guide