Saturday, June 11, 2005

Guns, Butter and Daughters

Replacing the sexist "bring your daughter to work day," West Virginia's affirmed "bring your gun to work day," every day:
Therefore, we hold that when an at will employee has been discharged from his/her employment based upon his/her exercise of self-defense in response to lethal imminent danger, such right of self-defense constitutes a substantial public policy exception to the at will employment doctrine and will sustain a cause of action for wrongful discharge.
The employee in question grappled with a masked woman attempting to rob the 7-11 where he worked, "grabbed her gun, and held her captive until the police arrived." Instead of getting a medal, he was fired for violating "company policy which prohibits employees from subduing or otherwise interfering with a store robbery."

Glad to hear an employee's right of self defense trumps his bosses right to be a whimp.

(via Instapundit)

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