Gulfport Employment Discrimination Attorney

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Laws have been passed under both Mississippi and federal governments which prohibit discriminating on the basis of specified protected characteristics. Depending on what type of trait prompted the discriminatory treatment, government employers and even private organizations in Gulfport may be held liable under various state and federal laws.

How Does Employment Discrimination Occur?

Employment discrimination occurs when an employer treats you wrongly because of your membership in a legally protected class. Race, gender, religion, familial status and national origin are examples of some traits that employers can not use when evaluating you. In order for a claim of employment discrimination to be successful, a Gulfport, Mississippi plaintiff must show that his (or her) employer actively intended to treat him differently because of his protected status.

How can Employment Discrimination be Proven in Mississippi?

This can be shown if the employer has a history of mistreating people of the same status, or if individuals testify regarding the employer's particular statements that a reasonable person would conclude are biased. Furthermore, employers who fire someone or retaliate against them for bringing a discrimination lawsuit are clearly in violation of the law.

Employment discrimination claims have complicated filing procedures, because they involve pursuing the claim with particular agencies. Gulfport, Mississippi has many lawyers available to help you in filing in a timely fashion, and they can also help you pursue any remedies that might be available to you while your case is being processed.

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Life in Gulfport

Gulfport is located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of over 71,000, it is the co-county seat of Harrison County, alongside the city of Biloxi. The city was incorporated in 1898 and had its beginnings as a port and lumber city. It contains over 6 miles of man made white-sand beaches by the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulfport is a residential city that also boasts a strong economic center of industry. The Gulfport Main Street Association oversees the development of the downtown area. The city is home to several companies as well as the U.S. Navy Seabees. Notable residents have included NFL quarterback Brett Favre and linebacker Rod Davis.

The city's Leisure Services offer a variety of community-centered activities at its many parks and recreation centers. Other popular places to visit are the Gulf Islands Water Park and the Gulfport Sportsplex, which attracts many sports tourists. Every year the city hosts what is known as the "World's Largest Fishing Rodeo".

Gulfport has survived a great deal of damage from hurricanes, including Hurricane Camille in 1969 and more recently Hurricane Katrina. The state of Mississippi has issued a Hurricane Katrina Disaster Training Manual for those who have been affected, including Gulfport lawyers. Lawyers in Gulfport, Mississippi have contributed greatly to the rebuilding of the city.

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