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Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by Fosty, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Fosty

    Fosty Active Member

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    So I read this on US law shield.

    "The Texas Labor Code prohibits employers from having a policy or rule against gun owners storing firearms within their privately-owned motor vehicle in an employee parking area. Time for some bad news, though. This law provides absolutely no remedy for an employee who is terminated for having a handgun in their car. In other words, if your employer fires you for having a gun in your car, you very likely have no recourse against the employer."

    So what is the point of prohibiting employers from having such a policy if they can just get away with it?
     


  2. TxBigfoot

    TxBigfoot Active Member

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    That's the way I've always understood it, that there's no ramifications for the employer breaking this law.
     
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  3. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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  4. texasnurse

    texasnurse Well-Known

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    Texas is an at will state, employers can let you go at any time, no reason needed.




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  5. SloppyShooter

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    Workin at the caw wash, yeah. ..
     
  6. General Zod

    General Zod Well-Known

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    It basically protects you from being prosecuted for having a firearm at a prohibited location. But it can't protect your employment.
     
  7. Jarine88

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    How would your employer know if you had a firearm locked in your vehicle?

    Our company tried to prohibit it, we showed them the rule, and they backed down. No one is out searching our vehicles.
     
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  8. Fosty

    Fosty Active Member

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    Yeah they said they can search our vehicles at any time. They didn't specify what for though.
     
  9. dfwpi

    dfwpi New Member

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    Once had an idiot for HR manager that tried that crap. I was the personnel sergeant at the time and she showed up at my office and wanted me ti search all cars in the parking lot for weapons and alcohol. I told her sure, no problem, but let me look at the warrant first. She said she didnt need a warrant, it was a city policy she had implemented. Dont think i was het friend after telling her to go pound sand, to get back on her broomstick and fly away, basically to go screw herself.

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  10. Southpaw

    Southpaw SUPER OWNER TGT Supporter

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    Curious, what industry do you work in?
     


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