Louisiana Violence in the Workplace laws & safety compliance analysis

Louisiana Violence in the Workplace: What you need to know

State Requirements
Guns in Vehicles

According to state law, a person who lawfully possesses a firearm may transport or store the firearm in a locked, privately owned motor vehicle in any parking lot, parking garage, or other designated parking area. Property owners, public or private employers, and business entities may not prohibit any person from transporting or storing a firearm in compliance with state law. However, employers, property owners, and businesses may adopt policies specifying that firearms stored in locked, privately owned motor vehicles on property be hidden from plain view or stored within a locked case or container within the vehicle (LA Rev. Stat. Sec. 32:292.1).

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Limitation on liability. Property owners, public or private employers, and business entities are not liable for any civil action for damages resulting from an occurrence involving a firearm transported or stored in compliance with state law.

Exemptions. The law allowing for transportation and storage of firearms does not apply to any property where firearms are prohibited under state or federal law; where vehicles are owned or leased by the employer, except when employees are required to store and transport firearms in the official discharge of their duties. In addition, an employer or business entity may bar the transportation or storage of firearms in a vehicle on property controlled by the employer or business entity if access is restricted or limited through the use of a fence, gate, security station, signage, or other means of restricting or limiting general public access onto the parking area, and one of the following conditions applies:

  • The employer or business entity provides facilities for the temporary storage of unloaded firearms; or
  • The employer or business entity provides an alternative parking area reasonably close to the main parking area in which employees and other persons may transport or store firearms in locked, privately owned motor vehicles

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