North Dakota Violence in the Workplace laws & HR compliance analysis

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

A public or private employer may not prohibit any employee from possessing any legally owned firearm if the firearm is lawfully possessed and locked inside a private motor vehicle in a parking lot and the employee is lawfully in the area.
This law does not apply to schools or universities; businesses that manufacture, use, store, or transport combustible materials; vehicles owned by a public or private employer, or if said possession would violate federal or other state law or the terms of a contract with a federal entity (ND Cent. Code Sec. 62.1-02-13).
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Under state law, an individual is not justified in using more force than is necessary and appropriate under the circumstances (ND Cent. Code Sec. 12.1-05-07). However, deadly force is justified in the following instances involving places of employment:
Self-defense or defense of others. When used in lawful self-defense, or in lawful defense of others, if such force is necessary to protect the individual or anyone else against death, serious bodily injury, or the commission of a felony involving violence.
Prevention of certain crimes in a dwelling or place of work. When used by an individual in possession or control of a dwelling or place of work, or by an individual who is licensed or privileged to be there, if the force is necessary to prevent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, or a felony involving violence in the dwelling or place of work, and the use of force other than deadly force for these purposes would expose any individual to substantial danger of serious bodily injury.
Arrests and escapes. When used by a public servant authorized to arrest or prevent escapes, if the force is necessary to effect an arrest or to prevent ...

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