Create a Weapons-Free Workplace

Key Points

  • The threat of guns and concealed weapons in the workplace is one of the many serious security issues employers must consider and strategize against.
  • Employers should have a written policy that states exactly what weapons are not allowed on the premises and what will happen to someone who does not follow the policy. Since gun laws vary by state, it is important for employers to be aware of all the state laws that regulate weapons rights before drafting a weapons in the workplace policy.
  • Employers that wish to search employees' property for weapons must take care to ensure the search is reasonable and does not violate employees' privacy rights.

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