Bill Ozier Authors Article on New Protected Status for Employees with Valid Handgun Permits

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Bill Ozier authored an article for the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry outlining the details of a new bill passed by the Tennessee Legislature in 2015 that creates a new protected status for employees that have a valid handgun carry permit. As explained in the article, “[t]he statute prohibits an employer from discharging or taking any adverse action against an employee solely for transporting or storing a firearm or ammunition in an employer parking area, provided that the employee complies with the provisions of the ‘Guns in Trunks’ legislation passed in 2013.” In the article, Bill further explains how employers will be effected by this new legislation.

The full article, “Tennessee Legislature Enacts New Protection for Employees with Valid Handgun Carry Permits,” was published in the Summer 2015 issue of theBusiness Insider, a publication of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and is available online.