Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Guns in the Workplace

March 14, 2018 - Does your company have a policy on guns in the workplace or at your events? These days, almost every company allows guns to be kept in cars in the parking lot, but do they let them in the office? And how do you handle requests from employees who want to bring concealed weapons to work? Every company has a right to allow or prohibit guns at work. Take a look at this week's articles and see if you need to develop or revise your guns-at-work policy.

Bring your kid to work? Sure. Bring your dog to work? No problem. Bring your gun to work? In many states, packing heat on the job is a legally protected right. (Item #1)   Guns in the workplace will continue to present challenges for corporations. Companies that fail to address this issue are placing themselves in serious danger of civil and criminal liability. (Item #2)   In a world of ever-increasing, gun-related violence, with very strong gun rights laws for employees protecting their right to carry, a well-thought-out policy and review of these issues is important to all prudent employers. (Item #3)

With rising concerns about the dangers of guns in workplaces, there has never been a better time to consider prevention policies and ways to address employee issues related to bringing a gun to the workplace. (Item #4)   Without taking sides on this hotly debated subject, the reality is that you can't plan your next meeting without addressing the question of guns. (Item #5)   Recognize that the reason you might adopt any concealed carry guidelines is to keep your employees safe and comfortable. (Item #6)

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