5th Circuit says not so fast to fast-food chain after jury-duty firing

We have written many times about Mississippi's adherence to the at-will employment doctrine, which provides that an employer may terminate an employee for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all, as long as the reason is not illegal. Until recently, Mississippi has recognized only three exceptions to the doctrine. An employer may not terminate an employee who refuses to participate in a criminally illegal act, reports a criminally illegal act of his employer, or legally stores a gun in her car on company property in a publicly accessible parking area.

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