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I have heard many different explinations of this but......

If my workplace has a rule of no guns at work or on the premisis......

(1) Can I (having a CCWP) legal have my gun in my vehicle at work?
(2) Can they Legaly not alow people who do not have a CCWP to have a gun in their vehical?
 

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Hard to say, depending on the place of work. With me on base if they pass that law, I'm sure I will still not be able to bring to work, parking space.
 

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There have been companies that did just that, fired people who had guns locked in their cars. AOL in Ogden comes to mind. Maybe this is why there is the bill in Utah legislature discussing it.

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You can legally have a firearm in your vehicle no matter what your private employer's policy is. HOWEVER, your private employer can legally terminate your emplyment for failing to comply with their no-guns policy. As mentioned, if you work for the federal government, it may not only be a violation policy but a violation of law.
 

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We are currently not protected by state law from being fired by our private company if we are found to have a gun in our vehicle. Many companies do have and enforce such a policy that disarms their employees from their own front doors, all throughout the drive to work, throughout the workday, and back to their own front doors again. Of course, these same companies do not provide real physical security in their own workplaces, let alone during your commute, so these are unconscionable policies.

AOL in Ogden fired two employees who were seen on security cameras to be transferring their guns from one car to another to go to the range after work. That resulted in a lawsuit which the fired employees lost. That went all the way to the Utah Supreme Court, where they still lost. We all lost that day.

I'm sure that this is why a bill is currently before the Utah legislature that would protect employees who keep self-defense firearms in their own cars in the company parking lot. Let's pray that it passes. Not only that, let's urge our own legislators to support it.

BTW, buck50, please take a moment to post a thread in the Introduce Yourself forum so that we can welcome you to our forum properly. That's one of the forum rules.
 

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Utah is an "at will" state, meaning no reason needs to be given to be let go. Likewise, you don't need to give a reason if you want to quit. Employers just have to be careful not to say you were let go due to <insert>. If the law is passed re. keeping firearms in your car while at work, then that becomes a protected behavior.
 
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