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Involuntary Terminations: Mississippi

Involuntary Terminations requirements for other states

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

Author: Martin J. Regimbal, The Kullman Firm


  • The Mississippi proscribes discrimination by private employers only when discrimination affects members of the military. See Discrimination by Private Employers.
  • Public employers in Mississippi, including the state government and its political subdivisions, are expressly prohibited from discriminating against certain classes of employees. See Discrimination by Public Employers.
  • In some situations, private employers that receive assistance or loans from the state may also be obligated to abide by the state's anti-discrimination legislation. See Discrimination by Public Employers.
  • Mississippi's anti-discrimination legislation also includes protections for smokers and women who choose to breastfeed. See Discrimination by Public Employers.
  • Mississippi does not have its own version of the federal WARN Act, meaning that employers located in the state must determine if they are covered by the federal WARN Act and if their planned employment action triggers the WARN Act's notification requirements. See Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings.