You may remember last year when a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw. One of the security guards who was shot in that incident is suing the company. The reason is that FedEx didn’t allow their security guards to be armed.
By maintaining a “gun-free work zone”, he and his fellow guards were unable to protect themselves. The gunman was an employee at the facility. The suit alleges that other people at the facility complained to management about the shooter’s behavior before the incident happened, but those complaints were ignored.
The security guard, an army vet, has been hailed as a hero for his actions in the incident, but he also suffered injuries. He has undergone 30 surgeries to repair his body. Should security guards have the right to carry weapons to protect private facilities? Was FedEx in the wrong here for not allowing guards to carry firearms?
That is up for the courts and lawmakers to decide, but what is clear is that this man was injured in the line of duty and deserves to be compensated for his injures. Have you been injured on the job? Was it because your employer neglected to give you training or adequate safety gear? Call John Foy & Associates today for a free consultation.