Virginia woman says she was fired for concealed carry permit
The department's assistant director said a concern about "workplace safety" listed on her termination notice regarded the permit. (Source: AP Images)
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia woman is planning to sue a social services department that she says fired her for having a concealed weapons permit.
Storm Durham tells The Roanoke Times she's pursuing a lawsuit against the Roanoke Department of Social Services after her social media posts about her firing Friday went viral.
Durham says the department's assistant director said a concern about "workplace safety" listed on her termination notice regarded the permit. Other listed reasons included performance issues and arrogance.
Roanoke officials said in Saturday statement that they respect citizens' constitutional rights. In an internal memo obtained by the newspaper, human resources director Michele Vineyard emphasized that Durham wasn't fired for the permit.
Durham has since set up a YouTube channel called "The Conservative Storm."
Thursday, June 8 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-08 18:45:31 GMT
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