An employee at a local visual effects company says that he was wrongfully fired for “exposing” the coke habit of one of his higher-ups.
Yesterday a Superior Court judge ruled that the employee Andrew MacDonald could bring a lawsuit against his former employer Ascent Media Group for wrongful termination, according to City News Service.
This was actually a story that broke a few years ago here.
My first job in the industry was under a supervisor who was coked out all the time. I was surprised to learn how common drug and alcohol abuse was at the various places I worked. Scott Ross also has some commentary on the issue. I guess my surprise came from previous jobs in other industries that required drug testing. I wonder how well the VFX industry would fair under a drug testing program?
I also wondered how any work could get done while so many people were intoxicated or on drugs. Well I’ve come to learn that for some people the only way to work the long hours is being under the influence of something.