Employment Agreement and Severance

Mississippi is an “at-will” employment state. This means that an employer can legally terminate an employee, with or without a cause on a non-discriminatory basis.

Despite the state’s “at-will” law, there are some instances where an employer may present an employee with an employment or severance agreement for consideration. These agreements may contain non-compete and confidentiality provisions, among other provisions, as well as monetary considerations.

Trying to understand these agreements without legal assistance can be a daunting task. If can be particularly stressful if your employer is pressuring you to sign it quickly. It’s important that you understand your agreement BEFORE you sign it. You do not want to risk waiving your legal rights.

Espy Law can assist you with understanding your employment or severance agreement. We can also engage in negotiations with your employer to obtain more favorable terms on your behalf.


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