Has anyone had success with challenging a workplace policy prohibiting guns? My place of employment allows customers to carry, but prohibits employees the right. Our state has a good LTC program, requiring background and proficiency to obtain a license to carry (concealed + open). If an employee has met the legal requirements, and in my case, further training to be instructor certified, there should be an avenue to receive approval to carry.
I agree with policies that customers and employees must not become aware of the carrying to avoid personal bias to invade the workplace. I agree with requiring legal parameters be met, and maybe even a tenure requirement to allow the company to come to know the individual better. Regardless of what the hoops are, they should exist to be jumped through and obtain permission.
I am of the understanding that there has been legal arguments regarding potential liability of the employer prohibiting the right to employees, but not providing alternative security measures. In this case, the business welcomes customers to carry, and hosts after hours events for 2nd Amendment related groups. Yet… denies the rights to employees.
I am looking to get pointed to a source of information from which to assemble and state my case pursuant to a policy revision. Legal precedents, company liabilities, etc. Any helpful direction would be appreciated.