Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.
State laws regulating the carrying of concealed weapons and the duty to retreat from deadly force may extend to the workplace. Some states have passed weapons and duty to retreat laws that specifically apply to the workplace.
Several states have enacted laws that specifically apply to employers and violence in the workplace. Two of the main areas covered by these laws are the carrying of concealed weapons and the duty to retreat from deadly force.
Most of the states that have laws that specifically apply to employers allow employers to prohibit the possession of certain weapons on their private property if notice is posted or if consent is obtained. Some of these state laws have an exception for weapons in vehicles in parking lots whether they are public lots or private property owned by the employer.
Click on your state on the map for information about the restrictions on weapons and the duty to retreat laws in your state.
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