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 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.
Employers are not allowed to fire someone based on mental health issues such as anxiety.
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.
While marijuana is legal in Colorado, most employees go out for a few beers after work instead.
4. Coats shouldn’t have been fired because he was trying to treat the pain he endured on a daily basis.
Coats was wrongfully terminated for attempting to treat his daily struggle.
5. It’s not fair to discriminate against him because he was able to ease the pain of his multiple spasms by using marijuana.
Marijuana use for spasms is not reason to not hire someone.
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’ use of marijuana on his own time does not harm anyone at work.
7. Omar Gonzalez didn’t penetrate deep into the White House because of the swift actions of Secret Service agents.
Omar Gonzalez’s intentions were halted because of the swift actions 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.
How the breach on the White House occurred is in question but thanks to the Secret Service the breach was contained.
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.
Julia Pierson has a greater chance of being fired due to incompetence rather than the testimony given 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.
Secret Service agents were not obligated to use deadly force because the intruder only carried a 4-inch blade.