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 the use of a legal drug, marijuana, but for violating a 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 can fire a person, but not for having anxiety and taking the 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 have to maintain a healthy lifestyle, or they can be at risk of getting fired.
4. Coats shouldn’t have been fired because he was trying to treat the pain he endured on a daily basis.
Coats was trying to treat the pain he endured on a daily basis, and should not have been fired.
5. It’s not fair to discriminate against him because he was able to ease the pain of his multiple spasms by using marijuana.
He was able to ease the pain of his illness with marijuana, which is not a reason to discriminate against him.
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 smoking marijuana on his own time, so he could not harm 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.
The swift actions of the Secret Service Agents were not the reason Omar penetrated 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.
The Secret Service is under question for how the breach occurred but is not forced to explain how they responded to the breach.
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.
The secret service chief, Julia Pierson, will most likely be fired for her incompetence, but her testimony for Congress will still stand.
10. Secret Service agents didn’t use deadly force against the intruder because he was carrying a knife with a 4-inch blade.
There was no need for the Secret Service agents to use deadly force against the intruder because they were only carrying a knife with a 4-inch blade.