Guns in the Workplace: Legal Obligations, Litigation Risks, and Policy Best Practices

recording Guns in the Workplace: Legal Obligations, Litigation Risks, and Policy Best Practices

You Will Learn:

  • Your organization’s legal rights and obligations regarding weapons in the workplace,
  • How to draft policies and implement procedures that balance employee rights and your need to maintain safety, and
  • The legal pitfalls (and possible penalties) of banning weapons at work.
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Can you legally ban guns from your workplace?

Across the US, employers are grappling with new laws that bring guns closer to the office. In fact, approximately 1/3 of states permit Bring Your Gun To Work (BYGW) in some form, and twenty-three states have passed laws that prevent employers from banning guns in workplace parking lots.

There are at least 300 million guns in the US. That’s almost one for every person. Do you know how many of these guns are being brought into your workplace? And do you understand the legal rights and limits that apply to your gun-toting employees?

Learning Objectives

This comprehensive webinar offers practical solutions and common sense policies to successfully navigate this legally complicated and extremely sensitive issue.  In just 75-minutes, our expert faculty will explore:

  1. Your organization’s legal rights and obligations regarding weapons at work,
  2. How to draft policies and implement procedures that balance employee rights and your need to maintain safety, and
  3. The legal pitfalls (and possible penalties) of banning weapons at work.

By the end of this information-packed session, you’ll also know more about:

  • Federal laws on firearms in the workplace
  • Which states have initiated ‘guns-at-work’ laws and what these laws mean for employers
  • How ‘guns-at-work’ laws apply to everyday operations
  • Guns in the parking lot- Latest rules on employees keeping guns in locked cars
  • Gun law/policy notifications & notices- what and when to post
  • How to communicate your gun policy to employees in a way that reassures them of their rights and safety
  • Crucial red flags that could indicate that an employee will act violently
  • Must have plans to put in place before a gun emergency erupts

Product ID: 5496

Learn Your Legal Rights and Obligations Regarding Weapons in the Workplace!

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Faculty

Carin Burford
Carin Burford
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Ms. Burford represents management in employment-related litigation concerning claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unemployment compensation, wage and hour, and workers’ compensation. Ms. Burford also regularly provides training on issues such as employee discipline, harassment and workplace violence prevention, litigation avoidance, and workplace policies and procedures.

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Learn Your Legal Rights and Obligations Regarding Weapons in the Workplace!

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