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A federal judge declined to dismiss a convenience store employee’s suit claiming he was fired for enforcing the mask mandate during the Covid-19 pandemic. This caused a customer to swear at the employee, who swore back. While it is reasonable to fire an employee for swearing at a customer, there have been instances in the past where the employer has not fired an employee who swore at customers, suggesting the employee’s Covid-19 safety concerns were part of the decision to fire him.