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Weapons in the Workplace (Implications of Concealed Carry)

Liability implications of concealed carry and developing good policy on weapons in the workplace

Topic Worker Safety

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June 2018 - There are few issues as fraught as firearms, and the workplace is not immune to debates on the pros and cons of more permissive carry laws versus enhanced gun control measures. Away from the politics, the issue of what to do in your workplace has a strong liability component. As a business, you have a duty of care to your workers and the public. Safety of those to whom you owe a duty is vital to your operations. Therefore it is important to carefully consider the liability implications of permission versus prohibition – all in the context of different state laws.

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