- 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: While working, Coats used legal marijuana for a legitimate purpose, being prescribed to him—which was accepted by his workplace. Though, Coats violated the workplace policy, which in hand, was not acceptable, resulting in Coats being fired.
- 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: An employer who takes the right dosage of anxiety medication is excused from being fired regarding an issue relating the employer’s anxiety.
- 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: In Colorado, both marijuana and alcohol are legal, in result, employees are shielded from losing job status, as long as employees are in safe boundaries.
- Coats shouldn’t have been fired because he was trying to treat the pain he endured on a daily basis.
REVISED: Coats was unfairly fired because of pain he endured on a daily basis.
- 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 used marijuana to ease his ongoing pain, resulting in Coats being actively discriminated against.
- 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: On his own time, Coats smoked marijuana—harming no one 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.
- Omar Gonzalez didn’t penetrate deep into the White House because of the swift actions of Secret Service agents.
REVISED: Secrete Service agents were able to stop Omar Gonzalez before he was able to penetrate deep into the White House.
- 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: How the breach was executed is currently being questioned, thought the Secret Service is at a lost to begin to explain the actions that caused the breach.
- 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: Julia Pierson, testified before Congress yesterday and the possibility of losing her job is because of her incompetence.
- 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 carried a knife with a 4-inch blade, saving him from Secret Service agents using deadly force.