Billings Wrongful Discharge Attorneys
You Have Rights
Montana goes a step further in protecting employees from wrongful discharge than many other states. Many states adhere to an at-will employment doctrine: Employers are generally free to discharge employees for any reason, or no reason at all (provided they do not violate various anti-discrimination and employee protection laws).
Montana takes a different approach. There is a presumption under Montana law that workers start out as probationary employees for their first six months of employment. The probationary period can be extended for up to a year by specific contractual agreement, but most employee contracts do not include such provisions.
During the probationary period, an employee may be discharged for any reason or no reason at all. After the probationary period has ended, however, the employer may only discharge an employee if it has a just reason to do so. In addition, Montana employers must abide by any termination procedures they have created in their employee handbook.
Help For Montana Employees Who Have Been Wrongfully Discharged
At Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC, we are committed to protecting the rights of workers. If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated, contact our law office in Billings, Montana. In addition to representing clients in claims involving termination without sufficient cause, we represent clients in workplace discrimination and wrongful termination claims arising from state and federal law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Title VII, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin.
Put Our Experience To Work For You
Our legal team includes two accomplished trial lawyers, each with more than 30 years of litigation experience. We are dedicated advocates for our clients and have a proven record of success in discrimination and wrongful discharge claims.