Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tennessee "Bring Your Gun to Work" Bill Fails to Pass

The Tennessee Legislature adjourned on Tuesday without taking any action on a bill that would have allowed employees with a valid handgun carry permit to store a firearm in their employer's public access parking lot, provided it is in a locked vehicle and in a glove box or compartment not visible from outside the vehicle.  At least for now, private employers may lawfully prohibit their employees from bringing firearms onto company premises.  It is likely, however, that a similar bill will be introduced again in the next legislative session.


Joseph B. Harvey said...

UPDATE: The Tennessee "bring your gun to work" law has passed. Employers should review their policies to ensure that they are in compliance with the new requirements. There is currently a disagreement between the legislature and the Attorney General as to whether the law prohibits employers from terminating employees who violate an employer's policy prohibiting weapons on the employer's premises. Until the dispute is resolved, employers should exercise caution and seek guidance from a reliable source when issues arise in this area.

Elizabeth J. Neal said...

I go and watch ESPN to catch up on all the sporting news. They have a feature on there sometimes in the morning called #MyWish. Firearm List