1. Coats wasn’t fired because he was using a legal drug, marijuana, for a legitimate purpose for which he had a prescription. He was fired for violating workplace policy.
Coats was fired not for his use of a legal drug, marijuana, with a prescription, but rather for violating workplace policy.
2. An employer isn’t able to fire a person who has anxiety because they are taking the correct medication to deal with the issue.
An employer is able to fire a person with anxiety, but not for taking the correct medication to deal with the issue.
3. Employees don’t get fired for going out and having a few beers after work because alcohol is legal, but in Colorado so is marijuana.
Employees do get fired, but not for the use of legal drugs like alcohol and, in the case of Colorado, marijuana.
4. Coats shouldn’t have been fired because he was trying to treat the pain he endured on a daily basis.
Coats should have been fired, but not on the basis that he was trying to treat the pain he has endured.
5. It’s not fair to discriminate against him because he was able to ease the pain of his multiple spasms by using marijuana.
Discrimination of Coats is not fair since his marijuana use eased his pain.
6. Coats wasn’t harming anyone at his job because he was smoking marijuana but he was doing so on his own time and not at work.
Coats was using marijuana on his own time and not at work, meaning he was not harming anyone at his job.
BACKGROUND FOR 7-10: The director of the Secret Service ordered an internal review of its security procedures around the White House after a man armed with a knife who jumped the fence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Friday night managed to make his way through the front door of President Obama’s home before being stopped, officials said Saturday.
7. Omar Gonzalez didn’t penetrate deep into the White House because of the swift actions of Secret Service agents.
Omar Gonzalez penetrated the White House, but not too deep due to the swift action of Secret Service agents.
8. The Secret Service isn’t being compelled to explain its actions because of the way it responded to the breach of the White House, but how the breach occurred is under question.
The way the Secret Service responded to the breach is not under question, rather how the breach happened is under question.
9. Secret Service chief Julia Pierson won’t be fired because of her testimony before Congress yesterday. Her incompetence might cost her her job though.
Secret Service chief Julia Pierson may be fired, not due to her testimony before Congress yesterday though, rather her incompetence.
10. Secret Service agents didn’t use deadly force against the intruder because he was carrying a knife with a 4-inch blade.
Since the intruder was carrying a knife with a 4-inch blade, the Secret Service agents did not use deadly force.