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On 8 August 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held in Swindol v. Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation that Mississippi employees who were fired for storing guns in their cars may bring a wrongful discharge claim against their former employers.

The decision was based on a Mississippi statute that bears a striking resemblance to a Texas statute. In light of the similarity, Texas employers should take note that local courts could reach the same holding.

This article was first published by The Texas Lawbook.

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