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Kansas Laws Relating to Workplace Violence

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

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A summary of Kansas laws relating to weapons and conduct that impact workplace violence.

Pursuant to the Personal and Family Protection Act, the attorney general will issue licenses to carry concealed weapons to persons qualified as provided by the act. The licenses are valid throughout the state for a period of four years from the date of issuance.

Nothing in the Personal and Family Protection Act shall be construed to prevent:

  • any public or private employer from restricting or prohibiting in any manner persons licensed under this act from carrying a concealed weapon while on the premises of the employer's business or while engaged in the duties of the person's employment by the employer;
  • any entity owning or operating business premises open to the public from restricting or prohibiting in any manner persons licensed under this act from carrying a concealed weapon while on the premises, provided that the premises are posted, in a manner reasonably likely to come to the attention of persons entering the premises, as premises where carrying a concealed weapon is prohibited; or
  • a property owner from restricting or prohibiting in any manner persons licensed under this act from carrying a concealed weapon while on the property, provided that the premises are posted, in a manner reasonably likely to come to the attention of persons entering the property where carrying a concealed weapon is prohibited.

Employers may not prohibit possession of a handgun in a private vehicle, even if parked on the employer's premises.

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