North Carolina Violence in the Workplace laws & HR compliance analysis

North Carolina Violence in the Workplace: What you need to know

It is illegal in North Carolina for an individual to be armed with any unusual or dangerous weapons for the purpose of terrifying others. North Carolina law strictly controls the right of individuals to carry concealed weapons, including Bowie knives, dirks and daggers, razors, slingshots, stun guns, and other deadly weapons. Ordinary pocketknives are exempt from the prohibition when carried in a closed position.
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Even individuals with valid permits to carry a concealed weapon in North Carolina may not carry the weapon in schools or on school grounds; state property, including legislative buildings; courtrooms; financial institutions; public gatherings; and places where alcohol is sold and consumed. Individuals who have been placed under a protective order may not carry a concealed weapon (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 14-269 et seq.). While counties and local municipalities cannot enact their own concealed-gun ordinances, they may prohibit concealed guns in local government buildings, grounds, and parks.
A permit does not authorize a person to carry a concealed handgun on private premises if the person in legal possession or control of the premises posts a conspicuous notice or a statement that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited (NC Gen. Stat. Sec.14-415.11).
Employers are prohibited from discharging, demoting, disciplining, or denying a promotion to an employee who takes “reasonable time off” from work to obtain or attempt to obtain a protective order or other relief under the state’s domestic violence law. An employee who is absent to seek such relief must follow the employer’s usual leave policy or practices; if the employer generally requires advance notice of absences, an employee ...

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