Performance Appraisals: Mississippi
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Michael S. Hudson, The Kullman Firm
- Mississippi law does not restrict private communications involving the statement of opinion, such as in a performance appraisal, under most circumstances. See Employer Liability Regarding Performance Appraisals.
- Employees may, however, file claims based on defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. See Employer Liability Regarding Performance Appraisals.
- Mississippi does not have any laws, outside of federal law, prohibiting discrimination by private employers, other than related to military service and employment of unauthorized aliens. See Performance Appraisals and Discrimination.
- Mississippi does, in some instances, allow individuals to bring claims for negligent hiring or retention of an employee. See Negligent Retention.