Extremism in Action: Indiana, Tennessee, and North Dakota Make it Easier to Bring Guns to Work

Posted on April 14, 2011

Indiana and North Dakota have enacted new laws that allow employees to sue if they are asked about gun possession.  Indiana’s law, enacted April 15th, allows job applicants and current employees to sue any public or private employer for requiring them to disclose information about firearms ownership or use. The law allows courts to award actual and punitive damages.  North Dakota’s law, enacted the same day, allows employees and customers to sue businesses that inquire whether they have a firearm in a vehicle parked on the premises.  The new Tennessee law, enacted March 31st, provides that the decision to allow concealed weapon permit holders to carry handguns on individual, corporation or government property does not constitute a state occupational safety and health hazard.