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Understanding your rights is the first step to protecting them. When can the police stop you–and what can they legally demand? You have freedom of speech, but are there some things you cannot say or do? What are your rights at school? Our experts answer essential questions about your rights in a series of Know Your Rights publications.

Please note: these resource sheets do not give legal advice. You should not rely on the information you get from this site and should speak with a lawyer to get advice on your specific situation. We also cannot promise that the information on this site is complete, accurate, or up-to-date.

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8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Disability Issues Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:55:01-05:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN's Disability Issues Resource Sheet reviews the The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which provides Americans who have physical or mental disabilities with federal civil rights protection against discrimination, as [...]

8 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Employee Rights Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:56:15-05:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Employment in the private sector is not regulated by Bill of Rights, which authorizes and limits only actions of government. However, private employees have certain rights as set out by [...]

6 06, 2016

Child Welfare Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:58:28-05:00 June 6th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN generally does not become involved in divorce cases, child support or in child custody disputes between parents stemming from divorce cases. However, our Child Welfare Resource Sheet provides statewide [...]

6 06, 2016

Attorney and Judge Complaints Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:59:08-05:00 June 6th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN does not usually handle attorney or judge complaints. Our Attorney and Judge Complaint Resource Sheet will explain the process for submitting a complaint if you feel your attorney or [...]

6 06, 2016

Attorney Referral Resource Sheet

2016-07-06T12:59:55-05:00 June 6th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN is not a referral agency and cannot give specific attorney referrals. However, the bar associations listed in our Attorney Referral Resource Sheet have lawyer referral services that people can [...]

25 05, 2016

ACLU-TN’s LGBT Youth Resource Center

2017-03-28T06:53:42-05:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

We believe that LGBTQ youth should have the freedom to be open (or not) about their identity and ideas in schools and government facilities. The ACLU of Tennessee strives to [...]

25 05, 2016

ACLU-TN’s “Let People Vote” Voting Rights Resource Center

2017-03-28T06:53:42-05:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Campaigns, Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources|

ACLU-TN's “Let People Vote” campaign is designed to empower voters with an understanding of their voting rights and tools for handling any problems they may encounter at the polls. Available [...]

30 07, 2015

ACLU-TN Immigrants’ Rights Residential Raid Questionnaire

2017-06-30T10:36:27-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

The ACLU-TN seeks to provide information for immigrants. This questionnaire covers the events of a residential raid, in order to collect information and determine next steps. ACLU-TN Immigrants' Rights Residential [...]

30 07, 2015

ACLU-TN Immigrants’ Rights Worksite Raid Questionnaire

2017-06-30T10:24:22-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

The ACLU-TN seeks to provide information for immigrants. This questionnaire covers events of a worksite raid, in order to collect information and determine next steps. ACLU-TN Immigrants' Rights Worksite Raid [...]