Milwaukee workers may be interested in the case of a Wisconsin man who was terminated due to a firearm he kept in his vehicle. Though the man had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, the employer claimed that the gun was taken outside of the car at some point.
An employee of a Wisconsin door and window company was working in March when he showed a fellow worker a firearm that he kept in his vehicle. The man claims that they were inside of his car at the time and that he had a valid concealed weapons permit. This permit, he says, specifically limits the ability of an employer to terminate an employee for keeping a firearm inside their vehicle. This provision applies on the employer's property.
In situations where an employee is the victim of wrongful termination, an attorney may be able to help. The attorney could advise the person on the best road forward, whether this involves administrative action within the company or a legal action in court. A lawsuit could result in the recovery of lost salary and benefits, as well as other appropriate damages.
Source: WHBL, "Wausau man sues ex-employer over firing due to legal gun inside car at work", July 17, 2014