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Leave for Arrested Employees

If a county has a policy that places an employee on leave for any period of time following an arrest of the employee, the county’s policy must include a provision requiring restoration of back pay to the employee if the charges are dropped or the employee is found not guilty of the charges.  This requirement does not apply if the employee pleads guilty to the charges or enters into a plea agreement on the charges.[1]

[1] T.C.A. § 7-51-1701.