My employer (TxDOT) is requiring a xerox copy of my CHL (which I have not admitted having)to put in my personnel file. My understanding of the law is that I have to show or surrender my CHL to a Commissioned Peace Officer, period.
posted on 01/23/2013 7:19:11 PM PST
Didn't TxDOT just rule that employees are allowed to carry while working?
Let them talk to your lawyer.
posted on 01/23/2013 7:23:14 PM PST
by Farmer Dean
(stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
My guess is, if you enjoy working there, You need to let them copy your CHL.
You may be correct in that you only HAVE to show it to a Commissioned Police Officer. But TxDOT does not HAVE to keep you employed.
posted on 01/23/2013 7:25:55 PM PST
(Hunkered down & loading up)
Is the fact that you have a CHL publicly available information?
posted on 01/23/2013 7:26:42 PM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
(TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
I am not a Texan so I have no idea what the laws are but:
I would guess that if you are going to carry on the job that the employer has the right to know that you really do have a permit.
Otherwise there might be employees carrying on the job who do not have a permit and if one of them gets into a shooting incident the employer could be held liable for any damages.
You have to remember that there are conditions under which an employer is held liable for damages or injury done to others while the employee is on the job.
Thank your employer for allowing you to carry and cooperate.
I'd have a problem with the fact they seem to know you have one. I assume TXDot is a state agency, but they should not have access to CHL records.
I would personally just let them have a copy, IF they already knew I had one, and I didn't want to quit my job over it.
That said, I would be raising a little hell with my state reps over it!
If TxDOT is going to allow you to carry while on company business I would just give it to them.
posted on 01/23/2013 7:31:04 PM PST
(The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
posted on 01/23/2013 7:46:26 PM PST
(a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
Just give TXDOT a picture of a shovel standing up by it’s self.
They will give you a raise since the can get rid of the three guys that are usually standing around looking at it.
posted on 01/23/2013 7:59:04 PM PST
(you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
For once, this is a positive thing. TxDOT is now allowing CHL holders to carry at the workplace.
If you don’t want to disclose your CHL, just tell them you have no plans to carry on the job or in a TxDOT vehicle. Having a copy of your CHL is for reference if you plan to carry at work.
posted on 01/23/2013 8:04:45 PM PST
Call your govemor. Someone is getting abead of themselves.
posted on 01/23/2013 8:16:12 PM PST
(Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
Actually, you don’t even have to show it to a peace officer anymore. (But, they will know you have one if they run your ID.) My local CHL instructor says you don’t have to show it to anybody.
Just another reason not to get a CHL.
CHL's are just backdoor registration.
posted on 01/23/2013 11:57:12 PM PST
What harm do you imagine will come to you from your giving them copy of your license? Especially if it is given in the context of them allowing you to carry on the job?
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