Imagine a person who feels compelled to buy a handgun and get a carry permit (permission to carry a handgun on their person) after receiving death threats. He wants to carry it on him to and from work, storing it in his locker while working.
However, management won't allow employees to bring firearms onto the premises. An employee could easily bring a firearm to work without being detected. However, employees are required to pass through a metal detector when leaving the building.
So, is there a law that requires an employer to make an exception for an employee who has to carry a firearm for self-defense?
EDIT: Someone pointed out that the words "has to carry" may be a source of confusion. I'm not sure if I should reword that or not. I don't think many CEO's would let an employee bring a gun to work just for the fun of it. Therefore, my question probably should focus on someone who can demonstrate a legitimate need for carrying a handgun. Of course, what constitutes a legitimate need - and how one would prove such a need exists - is a topic for another discussion.
Also, my original question specified Washington State, but I accepted an suggested edit to remove "Washington State" from the title.