• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Mississippi College School of Law
      J.D., summa cum laude, 2008; Managing Editor, Mississippi College Law Review
    • LaGrange College
      B.S., cum laude, in Business Management, 2005
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Mississippi
    • Arkansas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • CLERKSHIP+

Jason T. Marsh

Jason Marsh practices in the area of labor and employment law with an emphasis on representing public and private employers in defense of discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, hostile work environment and civil rights claims. He also handles EEOC charges and other administrative complaints through the administrative and judicial process.

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Jason Marsh practices in the area of labor and employment law with an emphasis on representing public and private employers in defense of discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, hostile work environment and civil rights claims. He also handles EEOC charges and other administrative complaints through the administrative and judicial process.

Additionally, he counsels government contractors on all aspects of compliance with laws and regulations administered by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), including preparation and evaluation of affirmative action plans.

Mr. Marsh’s practice covers an array of issues that arise in the employment context, including employer compliance with applicable federal and state employment laws, including Section 1981, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He has litigated a variety of civil rights cases arising under the U.S. Constitution and has tried cases in state and federal courts in Mississippi.

Experience

  • Successfully defended a Fortune 100 company against an employee’s FMLA retaliation claim.
  • Successfully defended a local hospital against a job applicant’s race-based failure to hire claim.
  • Successfully defended an employer against an employee’s FLSA overtime and retaliation claim.
  • Successfully defended a university against an employee’s claims of sexual harassment, hostile work environment and retaliation.
  • Successfully defended a national manufacturer against multiple employees’ claims of race discrimination.
  • Successfully defended a regional bank against a former employee’s claims of wrongful discharge in connection with an employment contract. 
  • Successfully defended a large nonprofit corporation against a former employee’s claims of disability discrimination and FMLA violations.
  • Successfully defended a large private employer against a former employee’s claims of sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and malicious interference with employment.
  • Successfully defended numerous municipalities, counties, and law enforcement officers against constitutional claims of false arrest, false imprisonment, excessive force, denial of adequate medical care and denial of due process.
  • Successfully defended a municipality and law enforcement officers against a former employee’s claims of retaliatory discharge in violation of free speech rights.

Insights

Publications
  • eLABORate: Seventh Circuit Rejects Title VII Claim for Sexual Orientation Discrimination (8/1/2016)
  • Author, Mississippi Chapter, "Wage and Hour Law: A State-by-State Survey," 2014 Supplement, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law (2014)
  • Author, "Wage and Hour" and "Discrimination, Harassment and Family Leave," Lexology Labor & Employment Navigator Q&A (January 2015)
  • "Four Circuits Have Allowed Recovery of Emotional Distress Damages for Retaliation under the FLSA: Will the Fifth Circuit Complete the 'Straight' by Following Suit?," The MDLA Quarterly, Volume 38, No. 1 (Spring 2014)
  • Co-Author, "U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Mixed-Motive Retaliation Claims are Cognizable Under Title VII," International Association of Defense Counsel Employment Law Newsletter, (May 2013)
  • Author, Employment Law Manual Articles/Mississippi Requirements, XpertHR, in partnership with LexisNexis. Topics include: EEO - Discrimination, Harassment, Affirmative Action, Retaliation; Employee Privacy; Employee Handbooks, Work Rules and Conduct; Hours Worked; Health Care Benefits; Legally Required Benefits; Other Employee Leaves; Minimizing the Risk of Negligent Hiring; Public Sector Labor Relations; and Involuntary Terminations.
  • Foreword, "Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall," with G. Todd Butler, 27 MISS. C. L. REV. 289 (2008)
Speaking Engagements
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Arkansas State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (Editorial Board Member)
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association
  • Charles Clark American Inn of Court
  • Madison County Business League (Government Relations Committee Member)

Recognition

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers - Rising Stars