Bank calls my place of employment for asking a gun question

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    Why ask? If they aren't posted and it's not against the law, you're GTG. A bank employee's opinion doesn't mean squat one way or the other. If you want to ask someone's opinion call the AG. As they say - always carry, never tell (or ask). Don't see a violation of privacy here - employer name on the check and no privileged communication btwn bank and customer.

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    I had some problems following your post but it appears you were trying to discuss the bank's policy on customers open carrying in the establishment. Why??

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    If your employer terminates you for this you may have a case.

    I would consult an attorney.

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    For the time being I would just I would just go back to work. Now if the telephone call from the bank employee gets you fired, that is when you need to talk to an attorney. The bank employee had no business calling your employer.

    Maybe a telephone call from an attorney to the human resources department where you work might be a good start. In this case, consulting with an attorney might be a wise move all the same. I'm still at a loss as to why a bank employee would call your employer.
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    Just so it was a privately owned bank your GTG, unless it was federally owned you have no need to ask their thoughts or view

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    I too had trouble following the story.

    My first thought is that I don't understand why you discussed guns with the bank at all. If concealed carry is legal for you and the place isn't posted then there is no issue. If open carry is legal and the place is not posted then there is nothing to discuss either. If you were open carrying (legally) and someone in the bank objected, there was nothing to discuss. Leave. It is private property and they can ask you to leave.

    Now, this business of the bank calling your employer is strange. I don't know what to think of that.

    I assume that your employer disallows carry at work and that you are in compliance with their rules. SO, there should be no problem at all for you.

    If there is, then maybe you will have a case.

    Do keep in mind that business people are often sophisticated about protecting themselves. They could wait 8 weeks and let you go for no reason at all beyond you are no longer needed, and then you can't tie the two events to each other. Still, my guess is that there will be no repercussions from the bank's phone call to your employer and you should do nothing but continue to follow both the letter of the law and the rules your employer has in place.

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    LAWSUIT LAWSUIT LAWSUIT.....

    Nobody has any right to contact somebodys employer like that; the bank employee that called just exposed their company (the bank) to a huge amount of legal liability.

    I would also find another bank, BTW....
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    I agree with all the others. Your right to privacy has been violated, if not a matter for a good lawyer, then at least someone at that bank needs to apologise in writing, after being reprimanded by their employer. If this effects your employment, than for certain your should get legal help.

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    Do not have a sit down with the bank manager. Do not have your attorney have a sit down with the bank. Have the NRA refer you to a local attorney who works in this area. Sue the bank for invasion of privacy etc., etc. The bank owes a very high degree of privacy to it's customers. They dropped the ball big time when they called your employer. They are now in a very high degree of culpability. Look up the word if necessary. I think you'll find it interesting. Bottom line, if you do as some have suggested and follow this up with an NRA recommended lawyer you will be getting a very nice check from the bank somewhere down the line. More important you will be teaching the bank and all of it's employees in all of it's branches a very important lesson. Do the right thing.

    Note: When banks become aware of an issue that may cost them money or customers or community good will they take steps to kill the threat. If you take the actions listed above all employees of the bank everywhere they do business will be getting instructions that this or anything like it is never to happen again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wvshooter View Post
    Do not have a sit down with the bank manager. Do not have your attorney have a sit down with the bank. Have the NRA refer you to a local attorney who works in this area. Sue the bank for invasion of privacy etc., etc. The bank owes a very high degree of privacy to it's customers. They dropped the ball big time when they called your employer. They are now in a very high degree of culpability. Look up the word if necessary. I think you'll find it interesting. Bottom line, if you do as some have suggested and follow this up with an NRA recommended lawyer you will be getting a very nice check from the bank somewhere down the line. More important you will be teaching the bank and all of it's employees in all of it's branches a very important lesson. Do the right thing.

    Note: When banks become aware of an issue that may cost them money or customers or community good will they take steps to kill the threat. If you take the actions listed above all employees of the bank everywhere they do business will be getting instructions that this or anything like it is never to happen again.
    What if the bank apologizes and reprimands their employee? Do you continue your lawsuit or is this all about getting paid?

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    Well, that places you firmly in Tampa Bay... that guy is so life-like... like the Presidents at Disneyland...


    Or he could be in Orlando,Daytona,Melbourne...................... any where there's an ambulance to chase in Florida John Morgan can be found.

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    I hate to tell you, but I don't believe the law was broken. What legal recourse do you have for them mentioning that you asked about carrying a pistol? They did not disclose your finances to your boss, the business between you two is not protected like it is between doctors and patients or lawyers and clients.

    It was a legal thing they did as you came into a public place they owned and asked a question. As far as them using your check to get your employers name, then it is a simple matter of a Google search for their offices. Or perhaps you wore a uniform from work, a bank employee saw you at work, or found your place of work somehow. If I knew your name and saw your check I could easily call and report you to your boss. It is not illegal to do so but it is an A-hole thing to do. I am sorry but you have no legal case.

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    Sue, sue, sue!! You have been damaged and you have suffered irreparable harm. There is not enough money to make you whole.

    Sue the bank, sue the employer. Sue the phone company for allowing that conversation to have taken place. Sue your attorney for not being proactive and stopping this before it occured. And sue the next attorney if he won't take the case.

    If only one of these lawsuits is succeeful then you can retire in luxury. You deserve it!

    Or, you can just go about your life.

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    No slander either

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldskoolfan View Post
    I hate to tell you, but I don't believe the law was broken. What legal recourse do you have for them mentioning that you asked about carrying a pistol? They did not disclose your finances to your boss, the business between you two is not protected like it is between doctors and patients or lawyers and clients.
    Not only what Oldskoolfan wrote, but there was no slander as the bank employee didn't lie about what occurred. OTOH, the act may have been malicious. Intent is hard to discern and can be easily covered over with other stories.

    I too think op should just go about his life unless something happens in the near term which can be clearly tied to what the bank did.

    Also, find a different bank or use a different branch of the same bank so you won't have to deal with that one particular employee.

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    If they really did nothing illegal then my next step would be to do as much as I could do legally to publicize their lack of privacy for customers banking their so all customers would know how they do business & handle their privacy.

    I would make sure I was very truthful with what ever I did though.

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