Can an employer prohibit a legally owned firearm locked in a personal vehicle on company property in Oklahoma and have the right to search vehicle? Can they terminate an employee for not signing such a policy?

My employer has instituted such a policy and has threatened termination for not
signing the policy.

Asked on May 1, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Oklahoma

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have an employment contract or union agreement that probits this action, it is legal. A company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit in an "at will" work arrangement (absent legally actionable discrimination). This includes who to fire and why. In fact, a worker can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all. And think about, if a gun is brought onto company property it can be held liable for any accidental or intentional use, not to mention it wants to maintain a safe work environment.


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