Bradley Partner Will Manuel Quoted in Jackson Free Press on “Vagueness” of Mississippi’s HB 1523
Jackson Free Press
Bradley attorney Will Manuel was quoted in the Jackson Free Press on some of the issues in House Bill 1523 that could affect how Mississippi businesses hire and fire employees. Manuel explains that sections of the bill “suffer from really bad vagueness issues” that make it hard to determine how the court will interpret the bill. For example, businesses may take advantage of this vagueness as a defense for firing someone due to a “sincerely held religious belief.”
“Because now you permit every business, as far as an employer, to say, ‘I’m going to use 1523 as an affirmative defense to defend against any wrongful termination acts’,” said Manuel. “I don’t know how the court’s going to hold that up.”
The complete article, “HB 1523: Bad for the Business Sector,” appeared in the Jackson Free Press on June 8, 2016.