Disabilities (ADA): Montana

This item is part of Disabilities (ADA).

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Authors: Patrick F. Martin and Alyson A. Smith, Littler Mendelson, PC

Summary

  • In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, Montana employers must comply with state law, namely the Montana Human Rights Act. See Disability Discrimination in Montana.
  • The Montana Human Rights Act specifically prohibits an employer from refusing to employ, barring a person from employment, or otherwise discriminating against any individual with respect to the individual's compensation or in a term, condition or privilege of employment because of the individual's disability when the reasonable demands of the position do not require a distinction based on disability. See The Montana Human Rights Act.
  • Employers must provide reasonable accommodations for employees with pregnancy-related disabilities. See Pregnancy Disability Accommodation.
  • Montana permits the use of medical marijuana See Montana Medical Marijuana Program.