Montana Diversity laws & HR compliance analysis

Montana Diversity: What you need to know

The Montana Human Rights Act prohibits all public and private employers from discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, or sex (including maternity and pregnancy) (MT Code Sec. 49-2-101 et seq.). Nonprofit fraternal, charitable, or religious associations are not employers covered by the act.
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The Montana Department of Labor and Industry's Employment Relations Division provides employer-specific information on discrimination related to employment, disability accommodation and the interactive process, proper training, and how to diversify a workforce, as well as sample polices. For those tools and more, go to http://erd.dli.mt.gov.
The Montana Secretary of State’s "Diversity Action Plan" is posted at http://doa.mt.gov. The plan is based on the state's equal employment opportunity (EEO) policy and can be used as a template for Montana employers that wish to develop a diversity action plan.
Last reviewed June 2016.

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