Employee workplace disputes happen even with 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 is important to secure the help of an experienced employment lawyer.
Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience you need when facing employment/employee disputes and claims.
Wrongful termination and at-will employees
Mississippi follows the common-law rule of at-will employment. This means that in most situations you may fire an employee without incurring any legal liability. However, it is important to know that there are exceptions to this rule.
One exception is when there is an employment contract which covers the respective rights between the employer and the employee. Another 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 questions about whether you can terminate an employee without exposing yourself to a costly lawsuit, you should discuss the matter with an experienced business lawyer.
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