Involuntary Terminations: Montana
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jason Ritchie, William Dabney, Holland & Hart LLP
- The Montana Human Rights Act adds several categories of protected classes of individuals who are not recognized or protected from discrimination by federal law. See The Montana Human Rights Act.
- Certain Montana employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees for their political activities, ideas and beliefs. See Political Retaliation.
- In addition to the requirements imposed by the federal WARN Act, certain employers must give special notice to affected employees when they effectuate layoffs or facility closings. See Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings.
- Only certain individuals are eligible for unemployment benefits, depending on industry and employer. See Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits.
- Montana has certain procedures by which an employer may obtain a refund for overpayment of unemployment benefits or appealing their classification and contribution rate. See Unemployment Overpayment Refunds and Employer Classification Status.