This is a discussion on Walmart within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by phreddy Read her employee manual. I see big potential for a lawsuit if she was fired for someone elses actions, even in ...
wal mart will do what every they want to becouse they have more money that you do. the only way they listen is when you have a lawyer and are taking them to court.
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I can see if Walmart has a policy that forbids an employee from carrying concealed while on the clock. HOWEVER.. if that employee is OFF the clock and coming into the store to shop (A PUBLIC PLACE), and they are not wearing their uniform or their I.D. badge or anything that indicates that they are an employee there, they should have the right to conceal carry just as anyone else.
The way I see it, Walmart is opening themselves up for a law suit.
About the husband (the OP in this case). I don't see where the company policy could apply to him at all. He is not the employee.
Where the one employee he mentioned that got fired because her husband went into the store drunk... she should file a law suit against them. Her husband was the drunk, not her. They should have called the cops on her husband and maybe banned him from the store, but she should not be held responsible for her husbands actions.
If someone is employed there and their spouse commits a crime, and the "employed" has nothing to do with it, who do you think is going to get charged with the crime? The one that committed it. Not the one that had nothing to do with it. Spouses don't automatically go to jail in this society just because the "other half" commits a crime. So should it be with employment also.
I think employers go too far with some of their stupid policies.
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momike is right, as a former employee of over 6 years I can attest that there is no policy that involves family members, unless the employee is fighting or causing a scene with them while on the clock.
When off the clock you are allowed to carry if you are doing so legally. I was actually a asset protection associate for 3 years, While carrying on clock, You will be fired on the spot, off the clock it is different.
As everyone is aware walmart has the "states law policy", after that if it is legal they prefer the good old, " IF WE DONT KNOW, WE DONT CARE!!!"
Its also interesting that some posters, union?, tend to pretend that the two are the same whereas they are totally different. They are incensed that Walmart employees refuse to believe their BS. Walmart is a big 2A backer and I routinely shop there for their values.
I learned something recently. I work for WM, as a salaried manager. I was informed that because I am technically always on the company dime I cannot carry even when not there for work. i.e. Shopping with my wife for groceries etc.
The paycheck says Walmart Stores Incorporated, but my shopping receipts say Safeway and Target/Costco.
I'll say it again. If you are not there "representing the store..with a store ID badge on, or uniform/smock on"., i.e., doing your own shopping, their company policy should not apply to you.
Glad I don't work for WM. To me that would be a violation of my Constitutional Rights.
If they are breaking your pay down to 24 hours a day, 365 days a year "on the clock", when do you get to go home?
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Wow. That got quite a response. I only spoke with the Asset Protection Manager at store level. I should email the regional AP manager. I have a good working relationship with him, and maybe he can clear things up. Might also have to re-read the policy. Pretty sure the way it is written it sounds as if no employee can carry on the premises period at any time. But then I was told hourlies could on their own time. You are right, it does sound hokey.
Gonna look into it further.
Glad I got someone outside the situation to offer thoughts.
If you are in an "at will" state you can be fired for anything unless you can claim to be a protected person. Unless you are working under the protection of a contract or are a protected class you can be fired at will.
I doubt you will be fired for what your hubby does. You may be fired because the person who saw what hubby did doesn't like your perfume though. Or for that matter anything else he might think up.