We know that employee workplace disputes happen even in the best run businesses. These disputes can include claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract, and violation of wage and hour laws. If you are facing an employment dispute, it can be important to secure the help of an experienced employment lawyer.
The lawyers at Danks, Miller & Cory have the knowledge and experience that you need when facing employment/employee disputes and claims.
Wrongful termination and at-will employess
Mississippi follows the common-law rule of at-will employment. This means that in most situations you can fire any employee without incurring any legal liability. At-will employment basically means that either side can terminate the employment for a good reason, for a bad reason, or for no reason at all.
However, it is important to know that there are exceptions to this rule. One of these exceptions is when there is an employment contract which covers the respective rights between the employer and the employee. Another exception is where an employee is fired for refusing to participate in an illegal act. Similarly, an employer may be liable for firing an employee for reporting the illegal acts of the employer.
If you have any question about whether you can terminate an employee without exposing yourself and your business to a costly lawsuit, you should discuss the situation with an experienced business lawyer.
Consult With Our Team
To set up a meeting to see how our legal team can help with even the most difficult employment disputes, contact us online or call 601-957-3101.