Originally Posted by Tom Servo
Most firms who disallow guns do so out of a belief that there are huge potential liability issues should an employee use one, even for self defense.
The problem is that it is not fair both ways. The corporation faces virtually no liability for an employee killed during a crime so it isn't balanced.
If an employer could be sued for employees killed by robbers lets say then we could balance the requirement for protections of the employee AND the corporation.
But now it is one sided. Corporation has liability if it allows employees to carry for self defense but no liability if they prohibit carry, take no other (beyond OSHA) precautions to protect employees from violent crime and the employee is killed or injured.