My hubby was at work the other day, he works in retail as a supervisor and he had some guy come into the store wanting to return a computer that was obviously damaged. The guy had a gun on him, it was totally visible right in the back of his pants. Obviously my husband couldn't give this guy the refund because the computer was broken, but he was totally freaked out by the fact that the guy was carrying a weapon so he called the manager on duty to come handle the situation and went back to his department. So a few minutes later his direct boss calls him into the office and starts yelling at him about how what he did was wrong, it is totally legal to carry a weapon in our state, and that the manager on duty was a girl and while is his life more important than hers. My husband had no idea that the manager on duty was a girl, there are 3-4 managers in the store most times, and he would have gotten in trouble anyway if he would have specifically asked for a male manager because that would have been discrimination. My hubby explained to his boss that where we are from (we moved to tennessee last year from chicago) it is illegal to carry weapons on you unless your a cop, my husband has a fear of guns because his friend was shot to death my her uncle and I myself was mugged at gun point a few years ago, and because my husband has worked in banking most of his life, he has been conditioned to think the worst of someone comes walking in with a gun. He thinks his boss is going to suspend him for 3 days for discriminating against a customer. I think it's BS because the guy wasn't discriminated against at all, my husband said "i'm not authorized to handle this issue, i'll get the manager" and that was it. I thought companies had an obligation to keep their employees safe and to accomodate their needs if they were uncomfortable. If a 16 year old girl was working the counter and a known pedophile came up to her for help, would she be discriminating against a customer too if she asked someone else to take care of the customer?? I'm just really heated right now!