Mississippi does not have a comprehensive fair employment law regulating recruitment, testing, or other selection procedures. Employers are, however, subject to federal fair employment laws governing employment selection and testing methods.
Public employers. State employers are prohibited from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap (MS Code Sec. 25-9-149). Discrimination based on political affiliation is also prohibited (MS Code Sec. 25-9-103). A separate disability law prohibits state and local governments, public schools, and other state agencies from discrimination based on a visual, hearing, or other physical handicap, unless the disability materially interferes with job performance (MS Code Sec. 43-6-15).