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.
Revised: Coats was accepted to use marijuana, a legal drug, for a legitimate purpose because of a prescription, but was fired 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.
Revised: A person taking the correct medication to help their anxiety will be protected from being fired by their employer.
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.
Revised: Colorado has legalized marijuana, leaving employees to freely use it and alcohol after work and be safe from being fired.
4. Coats shouldn’t have been fired because he was trying to treat the pain he endured on a daily basis.
Revised: Coats should be safe from termination as he is legally treating the pain he endures daily.
5. It’s not fair to discriminate against him because he was able to ease the pain of his multiple spasms by using marijuana.
Revised: Coats is able to ease his pain of multiple spasms using marijuana, which is a fair use of the legal drug.
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.
Revised: Coats was smoking the marijuana on his own time, keeping the people at his job safe from harm.
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.
Revised: the swift actions of the Secret Service agents prevented Omar Gonzalez from getting too deep into the White House.
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.
Revised: A response from the Secret Service about their actions responding to the breach of the White House was not pushed, only how to breach occurred being questioned.
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.
Revised: The incompetence of Secret Service chief Julia Pierson may cause her to be fired, her testimony before Congress being acceptable.
10. Secret Service agents didn’t use deadly force against the intruder because he was carrying a knife with a 4-inch blade.
Revised: The intruder carrying a knife with a 4-inch blade stopped the Secret Service Agents from using deadly force against him.