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Military Duty Leave for Employees in Mississippi

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Mississippi employers must provide employees with leave for military duty in accordance with these state rules.

Members of the reserves of the Armed Forces of the United States or former members of the service of the United States who are honorably discharged or released from reserve duty or from service under conditions other than dishonorable and who, in order to perform duties or receive training with the Armed Forces of the United States or of the state of Mississippi, leave an employment position (other than a temporary position) are eligible for military leave privileges.

The period of absence for military duty is construed as an absence with leave but it may be without pay.

Reinstatement

In Mississippi, members of the reserves of the Armed Forces of the United States or former members of the service of the United States who are honorably discharged or released from reserve duty or from service under conditions other than dishonorable and who, in order to perform duties or receive training with the Armed Forces of the United States or of the state of Mississippi (including active state duty, state training duty or any other authorized military duty), leave an employment position (other than a temporary position) must be restored to the previous or a similar position with the same status, pay and seniority, if the employee provides evidence of satisfactory completion of military service and is still qualified to perform the duties of the position.

Prohibited Discrimination

Discrimination against service persons is prohibited in Mississippi.

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