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  • Betty3
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    If something done is legal, at-will employment still applies & you can be terminated. (unless the state is one of the few that has a law prohibiting the termination as noted by cbg)

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  • cactus jack
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    That's what I was thinking, just double checking.

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  • cbg
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    C'mon, CJ, you know the answer to this. Barring a state, Federal county or municipal law that expressly says otherwise, you can be fired because the day of the week ends in Y, even if there has been no prior discussion.

    There are a handful of states which do not permit an employee to be fired because of an action that is legal. While that is generally applied to smoking/non-smoking I imagine it would apply here too. In states that do not have such a law, yes, you could be fired for open carry, even if there has been no previous discussion on the topic.

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  • cactus jack
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    Right to hire/right to fire

    I was in a discussion earlier, where the question was raised if anyone had been fired for "Open Carrying" a firearm. In most places in the US Open Carry is permitted. But with the recent discussion here about the right to fire for nearly anything, would that include if someone is using their rights? Such as OCing?

    I imagine if the boss says "No guns at work", that's the law of the land at work. But can a person be fired for OCing (or concealed carry with license) at work if that has never been discussed or presented as an issue? And what about OCing elsewhere? If I'm OCing at the park on my time off, can my boss fore me for that?

    And are there any laws or case history to this?
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