Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 7. General Liability Arising From Employment Relationship

Legal Protections In Relation To Employing Individuals With Criminal Records

39-2-710. Legal protections in relation to employing individuals with criminal records. A private employer who acts reasonably and complies in good faith with this section may not be held liable regarding claims of negligent hiring or negligent employment for acts committed by an employee with a criminal record if the acts are committed outside the scope of the employment and:

(1) the employer reviewed an arrest record prior to hiring that did not show a disposition of the case or that indicated an acquittal or a dismissal;

(2) the conviction was for:

(a) a misdemeanor offense; or

(b) an offense that was not related to the employment; or

(3) the employee with a criminal record is under the supervision of the probation and parole division of the department of corrections and the employment has been approved by the supervising officer.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 319, L. 2017.