Human Resource Policies: Concealed and Open Carry Weapons

Employers should be prepared to address guns with clearly stated HR Policies that address weapons, including concealed and open carry. Businesses that do not have these HR policies will open themselves up to potential liability if something negative occurs.

This policy aims to establish guidelines and procedures for employees and visitors regarding possessing and carrying firearms and other weapons on company property to maintain a safe and secure working environment. This policy applies to all employees, contractors, vendors, and visitors on company premises and at company-sponsored events.

II. Definitions

A. Open Carry: The practice of visibly carrying a firearm or other weapon on one’s person in public.

B. Concealed Carry: The practice of carrying a firearm or other weapon concealed, either on one person or in close proximity.

C. Company Property: Includes all property owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the company, including buildings, parking lots, and vehicles.

SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc. helps organizations address the guns by stating your stance in your HR Policies regarding weapons, including concealed and open carry situations. Contact us to speak with one of our HR Policies specialists today!

Other resources include:

Weapons in the Workplace

Life Rage: Is the World Going Mad?

Safeguarding Employees from Workplace Violence