Sample Employer Weapons Policy

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August 23, 2018
Author: Julie A. Proscia
Organization: SmithAmundsen LLC

To ensure that [employer name] maintains a workplace safe and free of violence and/or intimidation for all employees, the employer prohibits the possession or use of perilous weapons
on employer property to the fullest extent allowed by law.

No employee is authorized to possess a firearm or weapon on any employer property or while engaged in employer business, except as permitted by and in strict accordance with
applicable state law.

Employees are prohibited from displaying, brandishing, discharging or otherwise using any and all dangerous weapons, including firearms. Making threats, engaging in acts of
violence, or bullying, especially if a dangerous weapon is involved, will not be tolerated.

Any employee in violation of this policy will be subject to prompt disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination.

“Employer property” is defined as all employer-owned or leased buildings and surrounding areas such as sidewalks, walkways, driveways and, to the extent permitted by law, parking lots under the employer's ownership or control. This policy applies to all employer owned or leased vehicles and, to the extent permitted by law, all vehicles that come onto employer property. The employer does recognize Illinois’ Firearm Concealed Carry Law, and nothing contained in this policy is intended to violate that law or interfere with or infringe on any individual’s right under that law.

“Dangerous weapons” include, but are not limited to, firearms, explosives, knives and other weapons that might be considered dangerous or that could cause harm. Employees are responsible for making sure that any item possessed by the employee is not prohibited by this policy.

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