Can a company prohibit all terminated employees from being on company property, even as a patron?

This is legal and is a common practice among many employers. Hotels, restaurants and bars often prohibit ex-employees on the property for any reason. Much of today’s workplace violence is committed by ex-employees so taking steps to keep these people away is a good idea. Non-violent ex-employees can pose a theft threat or conflict with current workers.

It is legal to prohibit only those ex-employees who exhibit anger or threaten violence. The employer must be sure that the list of banned ex-employees is not identifiable as part of any race, religion, age, sex…etc.

Hope that helps you out. =)

A note about HR laws:
Laws concerning employee treatment, benefits, hiring and firing…etc are multi-level. What this means is that there are Federal laws, state laws and sometimes local regulations that have jurisdiction over an employee. The information presented here should not be considered legal advice. Ultimately, employers with serious legal questions should consult local attorneys with expertise in worker relations.
The questions and answers presented here are based on research and data from internet sources and should not be considered the final word.

Comments (1)

  1. But can an employer still prohibit ex-employees on the property if the employer has an on-site medical clinic (which is a “group health plan” under COBRA) and the ex-employee elects to continue coverage to that on-site medical clinic through COBRA?

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