Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jason Ritchie, Holland & Hart LLP.
- Under the Montana Human Rights Act (MHRA), harassment is a form of illegal discrimination when based on an employee's race, sex, disability, or other protected class. See Harassment Under the Montana Human Rights Act.
- Harassment under the MHRA can consist of a hostile environment at the workplace based on sex. Harassment can also take the form of quid pro quoharassment, where an employee is pressured to accept unwelcome advances based on gender. See Harassment Under the Montana Human Rights Act.
- Same sex harassment and harassment based on protected traits other than sex, such as age or racial harassment, is also prohibited. See Harassment Under the Montana Human Rights Act.
- The State of Montana as an employer must prevent illegal harassment and discrimination, and provide antiharassment training to all new employees. See Public Employers.