With gun law issues becoming an increasingly divisive topic nationwide, a new issue has cropped up for many employers. Should employees be allowed to bring their guns to work? For gun rights advocates, allowing guns in the workplace can make a safer workplace and helps employees protect themselves against assault or assailants. For others, guns in the workplace could be seen as posing an additional threat or risk.
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New laws that allow gun owners to bring their weapons to work has created a tension between gun-rights advocates and other labor law professionals. Human resources departments may also not know where to stand in deciding whether individual rights should trump internal security issues. Some gun-rights advocates argue that allowing guns can create a safer work environment.
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