Q: Can a State job lower your beginning salary as a new hire because ADHD
A: In Tennessee and generally in the United States, employers, including state jobs, are typically prohibited from reducing a new hire's starting salary solely because of a disclosed disability such as ADHD. It is illegal for employers to discriminate against individuals due to a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state laws. However, salary decisions are often complex and can be influenced by various factors, including experience, qualifications, and market rates for the position. It's important to note that a starting salary might not be solely influenced by an employee's medical condition but rather based on broader considerations. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.
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