TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa woman is suing Wells Fargo after she was fired for bringing a gun to work.
Ivette Ros is 37 and a single mother. She told the Tampa Tribune in a story published Saturday that she felt safer having the weapon with her at the Oldsmar branch bank so she could protect other employees from potential robbers.
Ros has filed a federal lawsuit, alleging she lost her job as bank manager for exercising her constitutional right to bear arms.
A Wells Fargo spokeswoman declined to talk about the court case but said the company has clear rules prohibiting employees from bringing weapons onto its premises. The company offers an exception in states where individuals are allowed to keep weapons in their locked vehicle in a company parking lot.
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