The Appeals Department of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) conducts hearings regarding UI benefits, labor disputes, and charges made to an employer’s tax account.
Job seekers who have committed in the past a fraudulent or dishonest act and are unable to obtain employment due to being considered "at risk" job applicants. Bonding may be a requirement to obtain employment. Click on Job Seekers and Federal Bonding Program
Filing a Charge of Discrimination
If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, you can file a Charge of Discrimination.
Is It a Wrongful Termination or a Legal Firing?
Employers and employees need to have clear understandings of their rights in the workplace, both individually and in relation to each other. One area of evolving legal definition is an employer's rights in firing an employee and, conversely, an employee's rights to job protection under the law. What may have once been considered a legal firing may now be considered a wrongful termination of an employee.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963
The following is the text of the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The EPA, prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility under similar working conditions.
Your Unemployment Benefits
Practically everything you need to know about your unemployment benefits and what you have to do to be eligible to receive them is here in one place for you. You will also find out what you have to do to show us that you are continually searching for a job, what happens in an eligibility review and other important information you may need during the time you are unemployed.