Montana Maternity and Pregnancy: What you need to know

The Montana Human Rights Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of sex.
The Act covers all public and private employers, regardless of size, employment agencies, and labor organizations (MT Code Sec. 49-2-101et seq.).
For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report on the "Critical HR Recordkeeping”.  This exclusive special report covers hiring records, employment relationships, termination records, litigation issues, electronic information issues, tips for better recordkeeping, and a list of legal requirements.  Download Now
The Montana Maternity Leave Act applies to all employers. It states that it is unlawful for an employer to terminate a woman because of her pregnancy, to refuse to grant to the pregnant employee a reasonable leave of absence, or to deny the employee any compensation to which she is entitled as a result of accumulation of disability or leave benefits (MT Code Sec. 49-2-310).
After the employee returns, she must be reinstated to her original position or to an equivalent job with equivalent pay and accumulated seniority, retirement, fringe benefits, and other service credits (MT Code Sec. 49-2-311).
An employee may request leave for a pregnancy-related disability that occurs before the birth of a child as long as it is approved by the employer. A pregnancy-related disability includes any condition certified by a medical doctor as disabling, whether the condition arises as a result of the normal course of pregnancy or where an abnormal medical condition occurs (MT Comm. Rules Sec. 24-9-1201).
Employers may require that an alleged disability be verified by certification (MT Code Sec. 49-2-310).
Montana has a separate Parental Leave Policy that applies to state employers. It requires that state employers grant up to 15 working days and allow the employee to use accrued sick leave, annual leave, compensatory time, and leave without pay, if the employee is a birth father or adopting a child (MT ...

>> Read more about Maternity and Pregnancy

More on this topic:

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |

Montana Maternity and Pregnancy Resources

Maternity and Pregnancy Products

Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE HR Management Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Critical HR Recordkeeping

Record retention is complex and time consuming. However, in addition to complying with various federal and state laws, keeping good, well-organized records can be very helpful in documenting and supporting an organization’s employment actions.
Download Now!

This special report will discuss how you can ensure your records are in good order, and establish a record-retention policy.

Topics covered:
1. Hiring Records
2. Employment Relationships
3. Termination Records
4. Litigation Issues
5. Electronic Information Issues
6. Tips for Better Recordkeeping
7. A List of Legal Requirements

Make sure you have the information you need to know to keep your records in order.