Megan Sutton

Megan Sutton is an associate in the Firm’s Nashville office. She defends local, regional and nationally-known employers against workers’ compensation retaliation claims, as well as against allegations of age, race, sex, national origin and disability discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and under the Tennessee Human Rights Act. Contact Megan at

Managing staff can be difficult under the best of circumstances – but there are specific challenges that can arise when the workforce is comprised of so many different generations of people. Currently, there are four generations in the general workforce: Traditionalists, born prior to 1946; Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964; Generation X, born between 1965 and 1976; and Generation Y: Millennials, born between 1977 and 1997. Very shortly, we will contend with an entirely new wave of workers: Generation Z. (more…)

In the case of Scott Trujillo v. Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems North America Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that casual remarks to Human Resources are protected activity if the comments “can be construed as a complaint about a hostile work environment caused by racial and national origin discrimination.” (more…)

In the pending case of Ayanna v. Dechert, LLP filed in the United States District Court of Massachusetts, Plaintiff Ariel Ayanna (“Ayanna”) sued his employer for retaliation under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and sex discrimination, alleging that the company’s “macho culture” looked down on fathers who take paternity leave. (more…)