Mississippi Employment Law Questions & Answers

Q: I was injured at work and I filed a suit against my employer. I had been on my job 5 1/2 years with a good work record.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Answered on Jan 13, 2019
Arthur Calderon's answer
You may be able to; however, it will depend on when you were injured, the type of employer, and whether the employer had worker's compensation coverage. I would strongly encourage you to reach out to an attorney ASAP, as there is only a set amount of time to initiate an action. Feel free to reach out to an attorney on here by clicking the contact information next to their name. Most lawyers, including myself, offer a free consultation to see how we can help you out.

Q: i recently got a garnishment notice from my employer but i never was served any court papers for the lawsuit

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Landlord - Tenant and Employment Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Nov 11, 2017
Randall R. Saxton's answer
Yes, you could be charged for the creditor’s additional attorney fees if you are found to owe the debt.

Q: Is it slander if someone shows the surveillance video of you to someone else without your permission

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Employment Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Mar 30, 2017
Charles Joseph Stiegler's answer
Slander only applies if the statement is false. In other words, if they told someone you were stealing, but you weren't actually stealing - that would be slander. Here, the video is not false, therefore it is not slander.

Q: My employer just issued a new handbook. In it, it states that you are allowed to used sick leave for immediate family.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Mar 30, 2017
Charles Joseph Stiegler's answer
The company is free to define "immediate family" however it wants for the sake of its own policy. I agree that most people would consider parents to be immediate family, but the company is not legally required to give you sick leave for your parents' illness.

Q: If I filed a harassment complaint and that person retaliates, can I take legal action or have them arrested?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Sep 19, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
It appears that she may well have been concerned that you were stalking her. Thus no, you don't have a case.

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