If you work for a company that does not allow you to bring weapons into the business but you have a concealed carry for that state, which one takes presedence??

I work in retail in Ohio. I want a concealed
carry, so I feel safe waiting for shift in parking
lot and also in business during these terrible
times.

Asked on June 24, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that most employment is "at will". This means that a company can set the condtions of employment much as it sees fit. This includes whether or not to allow employees to bring weapons onto company property, even if they are fully licensed to do so. This is the same as prohibiting workers from driving on company property, even if they hold valid driver's licenses. The exceptions here would be unless such a prohibition violates company policy, the terms of a union agreemnt or employment contract. Also, such treatment must not constitute any form of legally actionable discrimination. Therefore, regardless of your safety concerns, your employer's action is legal. Bottom line, you can comply with this restriction, you can complain and risk termination, or you can quit.


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