A man who for 21 years worked for a gated community in Indiana was fired after his boss discovered that his employee owned a gun. Naturally, the fired employee is suing.
For 21 years, the employee, Nino Ferlaino, worked as a landscaper at a north western Indiana gated community named Lakes of the Four Seasons but recently was asked by his boss if he owned a gun. Ferlaino admitted that he kept one at his home.
The boss explained that the gated community was a “gun free zone” for employees and so, merely because the employee owned a gun, Ferlaino was fired.
Under the guise of “zero tolerance”, gun hating private community Lakes of the Four Seasons (LOFS) has fired a seasonal landscaping employee of 21 years because he was a gun owner. And no, I don’t mean that he was carrying a gun while working, nor did he have a gun in his car on LOFS property.
Nino Ferlaino had worked for LOFS for 21 years before this summer when, in conversation amongst coworkers, he acknowledged that he believed in the 2nd Amendment and kept a gun at home.
Two days following this conversation, on July 2nd, Ferlaino’s supervisor, Doug Weiss, approached him and asked him if he carried a gun. Ferlaino admitted that he owned a gun but never carried it while working.
…Weiss informed Ferlaino that he had met with the property owners association’s board of directors July 1 and that Ferlaino’s conversation with his co-workers violated the company’s “no tolerance policy.” As such, he was fired effective immediately.
Oh, yeah. THAT is a major lawsuit, right there!