This month, we’ll examine several questions about how far employers can go toward prohibiting employees from bringing guns to work.
Can we restrict our employees from bringing guns into the workplace?
California law does not prevent employers from banning guns on their property. Some businesses, however, because of the nature of their business, may wish to allow workers to be armed.
Although state law does not prohibit employers from banning guns in California workplaces, an employee’s privacy rights may interfere with implementation of a ban on weapons at the workplace. How? By restricting an employer’s right to search for weapons.
Employers should have a clear policy reserving the right to search an employee’s desk, locker, and personal belongings to enable them to enforce gun bans on employer property and for other reasons.
Generally, how far employers can go on banning guns from work depends on whether the weapons are...(register to read more)