06/13/2012 08:46:00 PM EST
Guns In the Workplace: Implications of Open-Carry Laws
Prof. Stephen Bainbridge makes a great argument against state laws that permit employees to store guns in their cars. In his post, Guns vs. At-Will Employment, Prof. Bainbridge discusses a recent decision by the Kentucky Supreme Court interpreting that state's gun laws. In its opinion, the Court found that an employee who was fired for having a handgun in his car (for which he had proper license), could bring a wrongful-termination suit against his employer, the University of Kentucky. Prof. Bainbridge concludes that these state laws constitute a significant and problematic exception to the employment-at-will doctrine.
On McAfee & Taft's EmployerLinc blog, Charlie Plumb recently wrote about a new law in Oklahoma that raises similar issues. "Concealed-carry laws" also took effect last year in Wisconsin and Texas.
Read more Labor and Employment Law insights from Margaret (Molly) DiBianca in the Delaware Employment Law Blog.
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