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.
Revision: Coats 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.
Revision: An employer cannot fire a person with anxiety taking proper 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.
Revision: Employees don’t get fired for drinking after work, likewise they dont get fired for marijuana, but only in Colorado.
4. Coats shouldn’t have been fired because he was trying to treat the pain he endured on a daily basis.
Revision: Coat was trying to treat the pain he endured on a daily basis, and was fired for it.
5. It’s not fair to discriminate against him because he was able to ease the pain of his multiple spasms by using marijuana.
Revision: It’s not fair to discriminate against somebody trying to ease the pain by using marijuana legally.
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.
Revision: Coats was smoking on his own time outside of work, but was still fired.
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.
Revision: Omar Gonzales was stopped by Secret Service agents before getting to 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.
Revision: The secret service responded well to the breach of the white house, and the conditions n which the breach occurred is under investigation.
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.
Revision: Julia Pierson’s incompetence might cost her her job after her testimony before Congress.
10. Secret Service agents didn’t use deadly force against the intruder because he was carrying a knife with a 4-inch blade.
Revision: The intruder was only carrying a knife, so deadly force was not required.