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Workers' Rights

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Mississippi Workers' Compensation Law

The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Law provides benefits to employees injured while working without regard to negligence or fault.  The Law applies to all employers who have five (5) or more workers regularly employed in the same business or in or about the same establishment.  The Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission enforces and administers the Law.  You can contact the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission by clicking this link: https://mwcc.ms.gov/#/home 

Mississippi Workers' Compensation

Safe Workplace

You have rights for a safe workplace.  Follow this link for more information on those rights: https://www.msbar.org/for-the-public/consumer-information/your-rights-to-a-safe-workplace/

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 gives employees and their representatives the right to file a complaint and request an OSHA inspection of their workplace if they believe there is a serious hazard or their employer is not following OSHA standards.  Follow this link to file a safety/health complaint: https://www.osha.gov/workers/file_complaint.html


Safe Workplace

Wrongful Termination or Legal Firing

The Mississippi Bar provides information to help you determine whether your termination was lawful.  Follow this link: https://www.msbar.org/for-the-public/consumer-information/is-it-a-wrongful-termination-or-a-legal-firing/ 

Mississippi Wrongful termination

Harassment at Work

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides information for what to do if you have been harassed at work.  

Follow this link: https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/harassed_at_work.cfm

Follow these links for facts and information about sexual harassment: 




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Appeal Briefs for Unrepresented Complainants before the EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has provided a Guide to Writing Appeal Briefs for Unrepresented Complainants before the EEOC Office of Federal Operations.  The Guide includes general information, such as time requirements for filing briefs, as well as helpful suggestions for organizing, formatting, and writing a brief.  It can be accessed here:  https://www.eeoc.org/

Mississippi Wrongful termination

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