Knife-wielding corrections officer fired – but not for long

Officer was stressed, drunk when he had domestic dispute

Often employers take a “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach to employees’ actions when they’re away from work. And why not? But when an employee’s actions while off-duty are serious enough to get him in legal trouble, sometimes the employer has to take notice. This is especially true if the misconduct could potentially affect the employee’s job and the employer’s ability to operate.

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