Tennessee Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment
2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage & Hour/Labor Standards Violations
5. Workers' Compensation (for work related injuries and illness)

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
Phone: (800) 251-3589

Nashville Office:
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave.
23rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-5825
Fax/3rd Floor: (615) 253-1886
Fax/4th Floor: (615) 532-2197
Toll-Free: 1-800-251-3589

Chattanooga Office:
Krystal Building, Suite 503
100 West Martin Luther King Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 634-6837
Fax: (423) 634-6986


Memphis Office:
One Commerce Square
40 South Main St
2nd Floor, Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 543-7389
Fax: (901) 543-6042

Knoxville Office:
7175 Strawberry Plains Pike
Suite 201
Knoxville, TN 37914
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: 1-800-669-4000
TTY: 1-800-669-6820

Nashville Area Office
220 Athens Way
Suite 350
Nashville, TN 37228-9940
Phone: 1-800-669-4000
Fax: 615-736-2107
TTY: 1-800-669-6820
ASL/Video: 844-234-5122

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

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Tennessee OSHA
Central Office
220 French Landing Drive, 
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-2793 

Chattanooga Local Office
1301 Riverfront Pkwy, Suite 202
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2066
(423) 634-6424 

Jackson Local Office
225 Martin Luther King Boulevard, 
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 423-5640

Kingsport Local Office
1908 Bowater Drive, 
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 224-2042 

Knoxville Local Office
2700 Middlebrook Pike, Suite 100, 
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 594-6180

Memphis Local Office
40 South Main St., Suite 500, 
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 543-7259

Murfreesboro Local Office
1313 Old Fort Parkway, 
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 896-8809

Web Address: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/section/tosha

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

TOSHA Safety & Health Resources

3. Unemployment Insurance

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Phone: 844-224-5818

Web Address: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/section/unemployment

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 "Apply for Benefits" menu on the main page.

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
220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37243-0655
Division of Labor Standards
Phone: (844) 224-5818
Web Address:https://www.tn.gov/workforce/topic/workforce-labor-standards-unit

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

Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Bureau of Workers' Compensation
One Commerce Square
40 South Main Street, Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38103
Telephone: (901) 543-6077
Fax: (901) 343-6039

220 French Landing Drive, Suite 1B
Nashville, TN 37228
Telephone: (615) 741-1383
Fax: (615) 253-2480

444-A Neal Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
Telephone: (931) 520-4290
Fax: (931) 520-4316

520 Summit Hill, Suite 103
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 594-5177
Fax: (865) 594-5172

225 Dr. MLK Drive, 1st Floor
Jackson, TN 38301
Telephone: (731) 423-5646
Fax: (731) 265-7022

845 Esther Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37219
Telephone: (615) 848-6743
Fax: (615) 217-9378

1301 Riverfront Parkway, Suite 202
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Telephone: (423) 634-6422
Fax: (423) 634-3115

1908 Bowater Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
Telephone: (423) 224-2057
Fax: (423) 224-2056

Email: WC.Info@tn.gov
For additional information call 615-532-4812 or 800-332-2667

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

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Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 293-0015
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– Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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