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Workplace Violence Laws by State

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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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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  1. Alabama - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  2. Alaska - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  3. Arizona - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  4. Arkansas - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  5. California - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  6. Colorado - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  7. Connecticut - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  8. Delaware - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  9. District of Columbia - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  10. Florida - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  11. Georgia - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  12. Hawaii - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  13. Idaho - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  14. Illinois - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  15. Indiana - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  16. Iowa - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  17. Kansas - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  18. Kentucky - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  19. Louisiana - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  20. Maine - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  21. Maryland - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  22. Massachusetts - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  23. Michigan - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  24. Minnesota - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  25. Mississippi - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  1. Missouri - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  2. Montana - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  3. Nebraska - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  4. Nevada - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  5. New Hampshire - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  6. New Jersey - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  7. New Mexico - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  8. New York - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  9. North Carolina - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  10. North Dakota - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  11. Ohio - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  12. Oklahoma - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  13. Oregon - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  14. Pennsylvania - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  15. Puerto Rico - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  16. Rhode Island - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  17. South Carolina - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  18. South Dakota - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  19. Tennessee - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  20. Texas - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  21. Utah - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  22. Vermont - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  23. Virginia - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  24. Washington - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  25. West Virginia - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  26. Wisconsin - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
  27. Wyoming - Laws Relating to Workplace Violence

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