Veteran Discrimination Statement
Pursuant to both federal and Montana law, and University of Montana policy, the University does not discriminate on the basis of military affiliation. Veteran discrimination is when an individual is denied the privileges or benefits of education or employment, or is denied the opportunity to participate in university activities, based on the individual's past, present, or potential military service.
This type of discrimination occurs when an individual receives unfavorable treatment because he or she served on active duty in the military, military reserve, or National Guard during a war, campaign, or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized. Discrimination based on an individual's current membership in the military, military reserve, or National Guard or discrimination based on an individual's future military service obligations is also prohibited.
Veteran discrimination may also occur when an individual receives unfavorable treatment because he or she is married to or associated with a person who is or was a member of the military services.
The University takes affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and retain veterans.
Federal & State Laws:
- The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA). 38 U.S.C. § 4211 et seq.
- Federal Regulations. 41 C.F.R. part 60-250.
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). 20 C.F.R. Part 1002.
- Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2004 (VBIA), Pub. L. 108-454 (Dec. 10, 2004), 38 U.S.C. § 4334.
- Montana Veterans' Public Employment Preference. Mont. Code Ann. § 39-29-101 et seq. (2010); Admin. R. Mont. 2.21.3602 et seq.