Mississippi Diversity laws & HR compliance analysis

Mississippi Diversity: What you need to know

Mississippi has no comprehensive fair employment law covering private employers. However, most employers in the state that have 15 or more employees will be covered by federal fair employment laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, and genetic information. Federal law also prohibits employers with 20 or more employees from discriminating against applicants and employees who are 40 years of age or older on the basis of age.
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The Mississippi Department of Transportation has a model affirmative action program plan online that includes policy statements, programs to eliminate discriminatory barriers, and a workforce analysis that can help serve as a guide to other Mississippi employers at mdot.ms.gov/Divisions/Civil Rights/pdf/ModelAAP.
Last reviewed September 2014.

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Mississippi Diversity Resources

Type Title
Handouts Workplace Diversity (Handout)
PowerPoints Managing Non-English-Speaking Employees (PPT)
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