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This is a discussion on Walmart within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Not ur typical Walmart thread I hope... My wife is a Walmart Associate and the company rules prevent her from having a weapon on company ...

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    Not ur typical Walmart thread I hope...

    My wife is a Walmart Associate and the company rules prevent her from having a weapon on company property on or off the clock..If she does and they find out she loses her job..

    The other day there was an incident where an associates husband came in the store drunk and caused a scene...(no weapons involved). But they fired the associate, stating that company policy being on property intoxicated applied to her family as well...

    If that is so does that apply to me and make Walmart a no carry zone..How would I find out???

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    I sure wouldn't ask them. Other than that I have no thoughts. But, if I were her, I'd carry anyway.

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    Unless you work there, then no. Many times Walmart has been discussed and it's always pointed out that walmart follows whatever state carry laws apply to each one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wistrick View Post
    How would I find out?
    One way you would find out is (a) by carrying concealed and printing in Walmart, (b) being seen and reported to management, (c) being known by Walmart management as an employee's spouse. Then she would be fired or not fired.

    If you maintain proper concealment, you will never find out.

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    interesting question. In an at-will employment state, it probably doesn't matter, they can fire her if you look at "them" crosseyed.

    Don't ask, don't get found out, and make sure neither you nor her talks about you having a permit - to anyone.
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    yeah you don't need to carry a gun at walmart. it's a safe place to shop!

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    Read her employee manual. I see big potential for a lawsuit if she was fired for someone elses actions, even in a right to work state. Most of the times companies get in trouble in right to work states is when they give a reason for the dismissal. They are covered by the law if they don't give a reason, but when you give a reason, it better be lawful.

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    It sounds like an EEOC case. But then again, you would have to get caught first.
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    The smart way for Wal-Mart to handle it if they did find out and were inclined to fire her is to simply give no reason. Oregon is an at-will employment state. Without reading their employee handbook I couldn't say whether they've appropriately covered themselves in regards to firing someone over the actions of a family member. It certainly isn't out of the question that an appropriately worded provision in the employment contract could give them ample ground to let someone go.

    What that means for you is that you're much better off not making an issue out of it. Your wife could ignore the employment contract if she is willing to look for a new job, that decision is based too much on personal circumstances for anyone on the internet to help you make a good call there.

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    Another reason to keep your "carry business" to yourself.
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    seems odd that they would try to regulate her off the clock. Is that even legal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wistrick View Post
    But they fired the associate, stating that company policy being on property intoxicated applied to her family as well...
    I call BS on that being a company policy.

    However since OR is an 'at will' employment state, they are within their rights to fire her....sad as that is.
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    Thanks for posting the study. Interesting.
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