How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Allen M., Esq. Your Own Question
Allen M., Esq.
Allen M., Esq., Employment Lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 18789
Experience:  Employment/Labor Law Litigation
Type Your Employment Law Question Here...
Allen M., Esq. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I live in Indiana and in 2010 a law was passed that allows

This answer was rated:

I live in Indiana and in 2010 a law was passed that allows employees to keep concealed firearms in their locked vehicles.My employer has not amended the employee handbook to comply with this law and after inquiring about this it seems they have no intention of doing so.I am under the impression from other research I have done that it is illegal for them to threaten retalliation for doing so even if it is only in the form of writing in the handbook.Is this an issue that may need to be resolved with a lawsuit?

Thank you for your question today, I look forward to assisting you. I bring nearly 20 years of legal experience in various disciplines.


The problem with that sort of lawsuit is that, until you show them actually enforcing the rule in a way that deprives people of their rights, the court may hold the lawsuit as moot.


Courts don't like hearing cases concerning rules that might be broken. They want to deal with cases where rules are being broken.


So really, if a lawsuit is the route you'd be willing to take, break their rule. They will then either have to admit that the rule is not being enforced or they'll have to try and enforce it, and then you've got the fact that makes your case real rather than speculative.


I hate that that is how you have to do things, but courts haven't been into making declaratory judgments for a long time.

Allen M., Esq. and 2 other Employment Law Specialists are ready to help you

Related Employment Law Questions