1. Coats was fired for violating workplace policy, not because he was using a legal drug, marijuana, for a legitimate purpose for which he had a prescription.
2. An employer is unable to fire a person who has anxiety because they are taking the correct medication to deal with the issue.
3. Employees never get fired for going out and having a few beers after work because alcohol is legal, but in Colorado so is marijuana.
4. It is unjustifiable to fire Coats because he was trying to treat the pain he endured on a daily basis.
5. It’s unfair to discriminate against him because he was able to ease the pain of his multiple spasms by using marijuana.
6. Coats was smoking marijuana but he was doing so on his own time and not at work, so no one at his work would be harmed by him.
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 was unable to penetrate deep into the White House because of the swift actions of Secret Service agents.
8. The Secret Service believes that it’s unnecessary 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.
9. Secret Service chief Julia Pierson was saved from being fired because of her testimony before Congress yesterday. Her incompetence might cost her her job though.
10. Secret Service agents felt no need to use deadly force against the intruder because he was carrying a knife with a 4-inch blade.