Largo workers say they lost jobs for not showing up during hurricane

Four Largo workers say they chose to be with their families during Hurricane Irma, and have been punished for the decision.

Four Largo city employees are out of jobs because they didn't show up to work during Hurricane Irma.

The employees told our news partners at The Tampa Bay Times they had decided to be with their families considering the strength of the storm.

City Manager Henry Schubert said Thursday that all workers may be required to be present during an emergency, and each of the employees had signed an agreement acknowledging they were considered emergency responders and had to report to work or face punishment.

Two of the workers were fired, and two resigned.

For more, read the Times report.

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