Gulfport Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Gulfport?

Employment law in Gulfport covers relationships between employer and employees, and independent contractors. This area of law governs such employment issues as hiring procedures, wage amounts, and termination. Employers and their employees alike should be aware of Gulfport employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Employment is normally considered to be "at-will", although at times the employer and employee might have an employment contract preventing termination before it expires. "At-will" employment means that either the employer or the employee can terminate the position at any given time, even without a particular reason, so long as the termination does not violate the law Federal and state laws control the enforcement of employment clauses provisions for citizens of Gulfport.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Gulfport

Discrimination is illegal at any point of employment such as hiring policies, wage distribution, and terminations, according to laws which apply to residents of Gulfport. Gulfport residents must follow laws which prohibit employer discrimination against members of different classes. These classes include age, gender, race, religion, disability, and national origin.

Employment discrimination claims are often heard by an administrative agency like the EEOC. Furthermore, some attorneys are specialists in the discrimination field.

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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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