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City flatly denies worker’s claims of being fired for concealed carry permit — but there’s more

City flatly denies worker’s claims of being fired for concealed carry permit — but there’s more

The city of Roanoke, Virginia, responded to the unjust termination claims of one of its former employees, who alleged that she was fired from her social working position for possessing a concealed carry permit.

Storm Durham, the former social worker in question, claimed the city fired her for simply possessing a permit to carry concealed weapons — and noted that she wasn’t even carrying a weapon at the time of her termination.

“The actions taken by the City were not based upon the former employee’s right to hold a concealed carry permit for firearms,” Human Resources Director Michele Vineyard reportedly wrote in the memo.

“I want to emphasize that we have no policy or procedure limiting the right of employees to hold concealed carry permits as authorized by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Durham eventually said that, in addition to the city allegedly terminating her over the concealed carry permit, other reasons were cited for her firing, including failure to adhere to dress code and failure to maintain workload standards.

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