EEO - Affirmative Action: Montana
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jason S. Ritchie, William Dabney, Holland & Hart LLP.
- The Montana Human Rights Act allows limited affirmative action by private employers to remedy a past discriminatory practice, but provides little guidance on how this might be applied. See Montana Human Rights Act.
- Preference in hiring by public employers exists for veterans, disabled persons and residents of Indian reservations. See Public Employers.
- Public employers generally are directed to utilize minority groups, but the use of quota systems is not required. See Public Employers.