TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 17, 2014

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey yesterday released a legal opinion from the legislature’s Office of Legal Services that says employees are protected from being fired for carrying guns in their vehicles on private property. The opinion runs counter to one issued last year by Attorney General Bob Cooper, which says that since Tennessee is an at-will state, companies could still fire employees for violating policies on guns. "It is unfortunate the Democrat Attorney General has muddied the waters by calling this law into question, but his opinion is not binding," the Nashville Business Journal reports Ramsey saying. "It has no more force of law than any other lawyer's opinion."