A federal appeals court says former Oklahoma workers can be fired for having guns in their vehicles at work

Tuesday, February 14th 2006, 6:00 am
By: News On 6

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has ruled it is legal for an Oklahoma company to fire workers who had guns in their vehicles on company property.

The firings led to state legislation in 2004 that would make it much harder for employers to ban guns from their property. The state law at the time, allowed employers to ban weapons from their property.

8 former Weyerhaeuser employees had sued the company after they were fired for having guns in vehicles, which were parked on company property. The employees worked at the Weyerhaeuser paper mill plant in Valliant.

The court of appeals ruling upholds a decision by a federal judge in Muskogee last year.