Mississippi Discrimination Lawyer and Attorney for Employment Discrimination

At the Law Offices Of Attorney John R. Reeves, P.C. we understand how frustrating, humiliating and stressful Job Discrimination can be. An employer isn’t necessarily discriminating when someone is fired, demoted or denied a raise or other job benefit. The employer must be discriminating against a person in a protected category for the discrimination to be considered illegal. Some examples of protected categories are:

  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Racial Discrimination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Gender or Sex Discrimination
  • Glass Ceiling
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Whistleblower

According to legal decisions employers can make valid employment decisions based on reasons other than discrimination. Some examples are:

  • Long Hair (except when worn for religious beliefs)
  • Facial Hair (except when worn for religious beliefs)
  • Weight (except when the weight is because of a medical condition)
  • Employer wants to hire a family member or promote a family member
  • Employer can refuse to hire someone that is too young (but they can not discriminate because of someone being too old – over 40 years of age)

An employer firing you or not hiring you because he or she doesn’t like you or wants to hire a family member instead is one thing; however, an employer firing you or not hiring you because of your race, gender, age, etc. is illegal.

Please contact us for a confidential consultation with an informed Mississippi Discrimination Attorney and Lawyer for Employment Discrimination.

Call: (601) 355-9600

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