You can now apparently be fired for being the victim of a crime.
Cheryl L. Cooper was, until October, a counselor for Pyramid Healthcare Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa., working with drug- and alcohol- addicted patients, but following a break-in and armed robbery of her home, she was summarily fired. Pyramid claimed (according to a February Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story) that since she had become a target of neighborhood tough guys, Pyramid clients and staff who would be with her at any time were thus in danger. (Among the problems Pyramid counselors must work through are traumas to crime victims and rehabilitation of criminals.)
There are occassions when I think our overzealous tort bar could come in handy ...
Tip of the hat to News of the Weird.