11.14.2008 Guns in the Workplace
Recently, with the support of the National Rifle Association, the states of Florida, Georgia and Oklahoma passed legislation that restricts a business’ right to prohibit firearms in the workplace. In the past, many companies maintained policies that broadly prohibited weapons in the workplace. Under current law, however, employees in Florida and Georgia have a right to bring their guns and ammunition to work “for self-defense” as long as they keep the guns locked and concealed in their private vehicle. Many employers view these new laws as an infringement on their right to control company property (e.g., parking lots) and a danger to employee safety.

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