Wisconsin Violence in the Workplace laws & safety compliance analysis

Wisconsin Violence in the Workplace: What you need to know

Guns in the Workplace

Wisconsin, an employer may prohibit an employee from carrying a concealed weapon or a particular type of concealed weapon in the course of the employee's employment or during any part of the course of the employee's employment (WI Stat. Sec. 175.60(15m)(a)). "Weapons" include handguns, electronic Tasers, billy clubs, and knives.

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Motor vehicles. An employer may not prohibit a person with a license to carry a concealed weapon, as a condition of employment, from carrying a concealed weapon, a particular type of concealed weapon, or ammunition or from storing a weapon, a particular type of weapon, or ammunition in the licensee's own motor vehicle, regardless of whether the motor vehicle is used in the course of employment or whether the motor vehicle is driven or parked on property used by the employer (WI Stat. Sec. 175.60(15m)(b)).

Employer liability. An employer that does not prohibit any employees from carrying a concealed weapon is immune from any liability arising from that decision (WI Stat. Sec. 175.60(21)(c)).


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