Wrongful Termination Claims


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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We fight for the rights and best interests of our clients.

It is illegal for employers to terminate an employee due to:

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy
  • Disability
  • 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.

Watson & Norris, PLLC Is Here for You

At Watson & Norris, PLLC, we focus on Employment Law issues and we are here to listen to you and help you navigate the legal system.

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Watson & Norris, PLLC is committed to answering your questions about Employment Law issues all over Mississippi.

We'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Flowood, MS 39232
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