Montana

Code Section
39-2-901, et seq.

Prohibited Activity
Can not discharge or otherwise terminate employee in retaliation if employee refused to violate constitutional provision, statute or administrative rule regarding public health, safety, or welfare or reports a violation of the same

Public or Private Employees
Both

Opportunity for Employer to Correct?
N/A

Remedies
Must first exhaust internal procedures for appealing discharge, but after 90 days or exhaustion, whichever comes first, can file an action (within 1 year of discharge) to get back pay and fringe benefits (for a maximum 4 years, less interim earnings) and punitive damages if employer engaged in fraud or malice in discharging

Penalties
N/A


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