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Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct: Mississippi

Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jason T. Marsh, Phelps Dunbar, LLP


  • Mississippi is an employment-at-will state. Under Mississippi's employment at-will doctrine, either the employer or the employee may terminate the employment relationship at-will, unless the parties are bound by an employment contract or a contract providing for a term of employment. See At-Will Nature of Employment.
  • In Mississippi, an employee handbook does not create a contract of employment when the handbook,contains a disclaimer stating that the handbook, and the presentation of it to an employee, is not to be considered an actual or implied contract between the employer and an employee. See Employee Handbooks
  • Mississippi has a law that relates to employee voting. Among other things, this law prohibits any corporation, officer, employer, or employee to coerce, directly or indirectly, any employee to vote or not vote for any particular person or group in any election. See Employee Voting.
  • It is unlawful in Mississippi for an employer to interfere with an employee's jury service. See Employee Jury Duty.