Employer doesn’t allow firearms on property and fired me for carrying, or for keeping a gun in my vehicle. 

Employers can make this a policy, and if you wish to keep your job and stay out of trouble you might want to abide by their request. KRS 237.106 states that

An employer that fires, disciplines, demotes, or otherwise punishes an employee who is lawfully exercising a right guaranteed by this section and who is engaging in conduct in compliance with this statute shall be liable in civil damages. An employee may seek and the court shall grant an injunction against an employer who is violating the provisions of this section when it is found that the employee is in compliance with the provisions of this section.

From my point of view, this can be interrupted as this. If your employer does not have a posted no gun policy, or if you have not signed a policy stating that you agree not carry or posses a firearm on their property that they can not legally fire you. Now with that being said, there is a bit of fine print to be read. Most big businesses will have a no weapon policy that you must abide by. If you chose not to abide by their policy, they can fire you for not following that policy. If there is not a policy in place, then you SHOULD be able to carry or posses a firearm in your vehicle (provided that you are legally allowed to possess a firearm)

Obviously if you are not legally able to carry due to a state or federal law restriction this will not apply to you; however, if you are a KY CCDW permit holder, you obviously qualify to carry.

 

Please read the full KRS 237.106 quoted below:

237.106 Right of employees and other persons to possess firearms in vehicle —
Employer liable for denying right — Exceptions.
(1) No person, including but not limited to an employer, who is the owner, lessee, or
occupant of real property shall prohibit any person who is legally entitled to possess
a firearm from possessing a firearm, part of a firearm, ammunition, or ammunition
component in a vehicle on the property.
(2) A person, including but not limited to an employer, who owns, leases, or otherwise
occupies real property may prevent a person who is prohibited by state or federal
law from possessing a firearm or ammunition from possessing a firearm or
ammunition on the property.
(3) A firearm may be removed from the vehicle or handled in the case of self-defense,
defense of another, defense of property, or as authorized by the owner, lessee, or
occupant of the property.
(4) An employer that fires, disciplines, demotes, or otherwise punishes an employee
who is lawfully exercising a right guaranteed by this section and who is engaging in
conduct in compliance with this statute shall be liable in civil damages. An
employee may seek and the court shall grant an injunction against an employer who
is violating the provisions of this section when it is found that the employee is in
compliance with the provisions of this section.
(5) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any real property:
(a) Owned, leased, or occupied by the United States government, upon which the
possession or carrying of firearms is prohibited or controlled;
(b) Of a detention facility as defined in KRS 520.010; or
(c) Where a section of the Kentucky Revised Statutes specifically prohibits
possession or carrying of firearms on the property.
Effective: July 12, 2006
History: Created 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 240, sec. 8, effective July 12, 2006.

Please keep in mind that the information posted in this article is not intended to be used as a legal reference and may not be 100% accurate. This article is just an opinion of the author.