State and local government employers. State laws specifically prohibit hiring practices in state employment that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, or military status. A separate disability law also covers state and local government, public schools, and other state-funded employment (MS Admin. Code Sec. 46 000 001).
Private employers. Mississippi private employers should follow federal laws regarding the prohibition of discriminatory language and practices with regard to employment advertising.
All employers. Mississippi law prohibits all employers from issuing job advertisements that state that only nonsmokers may apply (MS Code Sec. 71-7-33).
Reviewed September 2015