LCB manager caught gambling at casino during work hours can't have his job back, Pa. court says
A Liquor Control Board district manager who was fired after being caught gambling at a casino during work hours has failed to persuade a state court to give him his job back.
Instead, a Commonwealth Court panel on Wednesday quashed Mark A. Emmett's appeal of the firing that ended his 29-year career with the LCB.
Emmett's appeal was untimely, Judge Patricia A. McCullough wrote. In any case, the firing was justified since Emmett kept driving his state car to the Mohegan Sun Casino to gamble when he should have been at work, she concluded.
In his appeal, the Carbondale man argued that he shouldn't have been fired because he still worked at least 37 1/2 hours a week and was good at his job. He also argued that state officials should have made accommodations for his gambling addiction under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.