Universal employee sues over lost job involving gun
ORLANDO - A former worker is suing Universal Orlando, claiming he was illegally fired for having a gun in his car.
Dean Kumanchik, a ride technician, filed the lawsuit in Orlando on Thursday.
Kumanchik says he regularly kept a firearm in a car at work. He says Universal officials fired him after someone broke into his car and stole the gun.
The lawsuit says Universal officials claim Kumanchik had violated workplace policies. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said Thursday that the company doesn't comment on pending litigation. He didn't return a later email seeking clarification about what the company's policies are regarding guns.
Florida law says employees have the right to keep arms in their car at work, with the exception of schools and prisons.
Theme parks have argued they are exempt since they run programs for schoolchildren.
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