Leave After an Arrest

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Under T.C.A. § 7-51-1701, if a county has or implements a personnel policy that places an employee on leave immediately following an arrest of the employee, the county is required to implement a policy that restores back pay to the employee if the charges are dropped or an employee is found not guilty of the charges. This requirement does not apply if the employee pleads guilty; separates from employment voluntarily before the employee is found guilty; or is terminated for a reason other than the arrest.