David Barron, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses the Fifth Circuit deeming gun rights more important than employer rights. The Fifth Circuit asked the Mississippi Supreme Court if violating the concealed handgun law meant an important public policy violation, which would create an exception to the employment at-will doctrine. The Mississippi court said yes to the question. David said the case is important because, while employees and their lawyers frequently seek to expand exceptions to the at-will doctrine, such efforts are rarely successful in the South. “The case put gun rights at odds with employer rights, and gun rights were deemed more important,” he said.
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