Gun Rights In The Workplace vs Employer Property Rights
March 31, 2015
States are enacting laws, sometimes called “parking lot laws,” that prohibit employers from banning firearms on their property. These laws pit an employer’s right to control its property and workplace against the right, codified in many states, to own and bear firearms. Some of these laws provide employers with immunity from liability if employees cause harm with firearms while on the property. Other proposed laws provide no such liability protection. In either case, the extent of employers’ liability and what they should do to minimize it is not clear. In this Today’s General Counsel article, Mark R. Waterfill, partner at the Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff law firm, helps sort it out.
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