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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Montana on
Q: I am looking to see if I have a case for wrongful termination. I was trying to find a Pro-bono or advocate.

I have documentation and everything to back up my case, just want to know if it's worth it and if I have a case for this.

T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Oct 6, 2023

In Montana, wrongful termination claims often arise when an employee believes they were fired in violation of federal or state anti-discrimination laws, employment contracts, or other specific statutory protections. To determine if you have a viable wrongful termination claim, it's crucial to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Construction Law and Employment Discrimination for Montana on
Q: Is it legal for a construction company to not hire any female laborers?

I inquired about applying at a local construction company. I have worked construction before and have good references. I asked about wage match, healthcare, and advancement, on the public ad the company posted. The owner messaged me privately on his personal account responding to my public comment.... View More

Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
answered on May 8, 2023

You should check with an employment lawyer in your state to verify your legal options. However, please be advised that if you believe you were denied work based on your gender and your employer meets the minimum employee count requirements, under federal law - the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Montana on
Q: I feel like I was targeted and demoted in an effort to force resignation. Is there anything I can do?

I was promoted in june. Since then I haven't received 50% or more because of poor food cost or because of poor inspections. I feel like this was the first effort to Target me. I was a diligent employee for 13 years never missing a shift and working extra whenever needed. The problem is the... View More

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Dec 19, 2019

Unfortunately, no. You live in an at-will employment state, meaning you can be terminated from your position for any reason or no reason at all, without warning. The only exception to this general rule is if you feel you are being targeted for termination for an unlawful reason based on a protected... View More

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