But what did DGS tell its employees? After the firm failed to produce evidence of its Workplace Violence Policy, a hearing officer with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment granted Oulton's claim for unemployment benefits. The officer ruled that Oulton "acted reasonably in light of the serious attack she had witnessed the night before."
Oulton claims that DGS intentionally violated her constitutional rights. Richardson says the firm "has done the necessary things" to address potential security issues. And, of course, there's no shortage of lawyers on the premises, armed with years of training, to defend the case.