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Affirmative Action: Montana

Affirmative Action requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jason S. Ritchie, Holland & Hart LLP.


  • The Montana Human Rights Act allows limited affirmative action by private employers to remedy a past discriminatory practice, but provides little guidance on how this might be applied. See Montana Human Rights Act.
  • Preference in hiring by public employers exists for veterans, disabled persons and residents of Indian reservations. See Public Employers.
  • Public employers generally are directed to utilize minority groups, but the use of quota systems is not required. See Public Employers.