Mississippi Wrongful Termination Lawyers
Mississippi is an employment-at-will state. This means anyone who is not working under an employment contract is considered to be employed "at will." An employer may terminate an at-will employee at any time and for any reason, as long as it is not illegal to do so. If you think you are a victim of wrongful termination, the experienced employee rights attorneys at our law firm, Watson & Norris, PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi, are ready to help you.
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It is illegal for employers to terminate an employee due to:
- National origin
In Mississippi, employers are also prevented from terminating employees:
- who refuse to participate in a criminal activity at work, such as fraud or embezzlement, or
- who report such illegal activity on the part of their employer to their employer or to anyone else
This special exception to the at-will employment status affecting employees in Mississippi is the result of two important public policy exceptions adopted by the Mississippi Supreme Court in the landmark McArn v. Allied Bruce-Terminex, Inc. case in 1993.
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Recovery in a wrongful termination lawsuit may include back wages, reinstatement, future wages in lieu of reinstatement, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorneys' fees and costs.