Company Weapon's Policy - Do they have the right?
Reading the threads regarding carrying at work made me reread my company's policy. See below. My question is this, can a company set such regulations when the property is not private and by state regulations you could carry at the location (it is not govt property, etc)?
The purpose of this policy is to ensure the safety and protection of our employees and the public. This policy applies to all employees, officers, Directors, visitors and any other person who may step onto Company premises. Employees are required to conduct themselves in a proper and orderly manner on Company premises, at Company sanctioned activities, inside or outside of the Company premises, to avoid incidents of intentional or unintentional injury to themselves or
others. To better aid the prevention of workplace violence or unintentional injury, the Company strictly prohibits any and all employees, as well as any other person entering our premises from possessing any instrument or object considered a weapon on any Company-owned or leased premises or properties including but not limited to buildings, sidewalks, walkways, parking facilities regularly utilized for parking Company and employee vehicles, at Company sanctioned activities, and during the performance of Company-related activities, inside or outside of the Company premises. As applied to Company property and activities, this policy supersedes any state law provisions authorizing the carrying of concealed weapons. Employees who engage in violent acts or engage in behavior that threatens the safety of employees or visitors on or off the premises will be subject to immediate and appropriate discipline, up to, and including, termination of employment and/or notification of appropriate law enforcement authorities. If employees believe they are entitled to possess a weapon on Company property, or in a vehicle on Company property, under State law, please consult with HR.