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A Wausau, Wis., man has sued his former employer, a major manufacturer of windows and doors, claiming it violated Wisconsin’s gun law when it fired him for having a gun in his car.
Ethan Shepherd’s lawsuit, filed in Marathon County Circuit Court, claims that in March, someone from the human resources department at Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co., Inc., asked him if he had a concealed carry license and a firearm in his car.
Shepherd said those were personal questions, but the answer to both was yes. He was then asked if he had shown his gun to anyone at work, and he said he had, inside his own car, after work. Shepherd was then fired.
His lawsuit says his termination violates a section of Wisconsin’s 2011 concealed carry law, known as Act 35, which says an employer may not prohibit its workers from carrying a legal concealed weapon.