Mississippi Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment
2. Safety & Health
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage & Hour/Labor Standards violations

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Mississippi, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Mississippi

Discrimination/Harassment – State Agency

Mississippi has no state agency that enforces antidiscrimination laws; see the local EEOC office(s) below.

Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Jackson Area Office
Dr. A.H. McCoy Federal Building
100 West Capitol Street, Suite 207
Jackson, MS 39269
Phone:1-800-669-4000
Fax: 1-800-669-4000
TTY: 1-800-669-682

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies.

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Jackson Area Office
Dr. A.H. McCoy Federal Bldg.
U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA
100 West Capitol Street
Suite 749
Jackson, MS 39269-1620
Phone: (601)965-4606
Fax: (601)965-4610

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies.

3. Unemployment Insurance

Mississippi Employment Security Commission

Office of the Governor
1235 Echelon Parkway
P.O. Box 39215-1699
Jackson, MS 39215-1699
Phone: (601) 354-8711
Web Address: http://www.mdes.ms.gov/wps/portal

UI Claimant Handbook

How to File for Benefits

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

Mississippi has no state agency that enforces wage and hour laws; see the local DOL office(s) below.

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

ESA Wage & Hour Division
Gulf Coast District Office

The Forum Building, Suite 605
950 22nd Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203-3711
Phone: (205) 536-8570
Toll free: 1-866-4-USWAGE  (1-866-487-9243)

Mobile Alabama Area Office
1141 Montlimar Drive 
Paramont Center Building 
Suite 1008
Mobile, AL 36609
Phone: (251) 441-5311
Toll Free: 1-866-4-USWAGE (1-866-487-9243)

Montgomery Area Office
4001 Carmichael Road, 
Suite 215
Montgomery, AL 36106-3603
Phone: (334) 223-7450
Toll Free: 1-866-4-USWAGE (1-866-487-9243)

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission

1428 Lakeland Drive
P. O. Box 5300
Jackson, MS 39296-5300
Phone: (601) 987-4200
Web Address: http://www.mwcc.state.ms.us

Workers’ Compensation Facts

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