Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 6. Master and Servant

When Servant May Be Discharged

39-2-606. When servant may be discharged. A master may discharge any servant, other than an apprentice, whether engaged for a fixed term or not:

(1) if the servant is guilty of misconduct in the course of the servant's service or of gross immorality, though unconnected with the service; or

(2) if, being employed about the person of the master or in a confidential position, the master discovers that the servant has been guilty of misconduct before or after the commencement of service of a nature that, if the master had known or contemplated it, the master would not have employed the servant.

History: En. Sec. 2726, Civ. C. 1895; re-en. Sec. 5285, Rev. C. 1907; re-en. Sec. 7800, R.C.M. 1921; Cal. Civ. C. Sec. 2015; Field Civ. C. Sec. 1040; re-en. Sec. 7800, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 41-407; amd. Sec. 1476, Ch. 56, L. 2009.