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Employment Law And Wrongful Discharge In Montana

Our firm, Tipp Coburn Lockwood, P.C., was founded in 1959 in Missoula to fight on behalf of clients throughout western Montana who are facing injustice. Our employment law attorneys have handled thousands of cases, including employment law matters involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

Types Of Employment Law Cases

At Tipp Coburn Lockwood, P.C., our attorneys thoroughly investigate each case to determine who is at fault. We do not back down from taking a case all the way through to trial whenever necessary. We also provide personal attention to our clients to make sure you understand what is happening with your case and all of your questions are being answered. Our lawyers handle a wide range of employment law issues, including:

If you believe that you have been wrongfully discharged from your job, or have experienced other forms of workplace harassment and discrimination, our attorneys want to help you seek justice and restitution for your loss.

Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions About Employment Laws

We understand that if you are considering an employment law claim, you probably have a lot of questions about your case. Here, our employment lawyers answer some of the most commonly asked questions. For answers to your specific questions, our firm offers a free, initial consultation appointment.

Is Montana an employment at-will state?

No. Employment at-will means that a company can fire an employee for any reason. Montana is actually the only state in the country where employment is not at will. This offers employees an additional level of protection from wrongful termination. Employers can only fire an employee for cause.

What are the reasons an employee can get fired in Montana?

In the state of Montana, an employer can fire an employee for any legitimate business reason, such as failing to do their job properly, interfering with the company’s business operations, or harassing or abusing other employees.

What kind of damages can I get in a wrongful discharge case?

Wrongful termination cases are claims filed in civil court that ask your employer for damages to compensate you for your illegal firing and the loss of your job. Your damages can include up to four years of your lost pay and lost benefits.

What kind of damages can I get in a sexual harassment/discrimination case?

In Montana, a successful sexual harassment/discrimination case can result in damages for lost wages and work, and also compensation for your emotional pain and suffering. Punitive damages, or damages meant to punish your employer for wrongdoing, may also be available in a sexual harassment/discrimination case.

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Schedule A Free Case Assessment With An Employment Attorney Today

Our attorneys are available for consultation appointments to answer any of your additional questions. To schedule a free case assessment and consultation, contact us by calling 406-389-4215 or by sending an email through our website.