McDonald vs. City of Chicago, which the Supreme Court heard March 2, could overturn Chicago's gun ban. Should the ban be overturned, employers will need to consider the implications. "As a result, employers may experience an increase in employees who legally own and possess firearms," says Jessica Walberg, an associate at Ford & Harrison.
In a similar case in 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that a handgun ban in the District of Columbia violated the Second Amendment--the right to bear arms. Many experts believed the rejection of this 32-year ban would mean a looser attitude toward gun ownership, but that wasn't the case.