Another state has passed a law granting employees the right to bring guns to workplace parking lots. Will yours be next?
Georgia now joins Florida in protecting the rights of gun owners in workplace parking lots.
Similar to Florida’s law, the Georgia statue prohibits employers from banning the presence of firearms kept in employees’ locked cars. Employers also cannot search vehicles for weapons, unless they have reason to believe there’s an immediate threat of violence.
Unlike Florida’s law, this statue includes some welcome protections for employers:
- Companies can’t be held liable for gun violence they didn’t know would happen or couldn’t have prevented, and
- Employees can’t sue privately for violations of the law.
A so-called “parking lot law” is also in the works in Tennessee. Oklahoma passed a law last year that was shot down by the state Supreme Court. The issue’s gotten a lot of press lately, and employment law experts say more states are likely to weigh in, too. We’ll keep you posted.
Read more about Georgia’s law here.