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Author: Susan A. P. Woodhouse, Littler Mendelson, PC


  • Montana does not have any general law requiring private-sector employers to provide family or medical leave beyond that required by the FMLA. However, Montana does have a law relating to maternity leave that reiterates and augments an employer's responsibility under federal law regarding maternity leave. See Family and Medical Leave, Generally.
  • All female employees are entitled to a reasonable leave in conjunction with a pregnancy or birth of a child. See Employer Coverage and Purpose and Length of Leave.
  • An employer may require medical certification that the employee is not able to perform her employment duties. See Certification Requirements.
  • It is unlawful for an employer or an employer's agent to among other things, terminate a woman's employment because of the woman's pregnancy. See Prohibited Actions.