Court: Helpful Michigan airport guard can get jobless pay

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
An airport security guard fired for using a computer to help a traveler can collect unemployment benefits.

MGN Online

ROMULUS, Mich. An airport security guard fired for using a computer to help a traveler can collect unemployment benefits.

The Michigan appeals court says there was nothing sinister about Carnice Hodge helping a traveler with flight information at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, even if her employer had a policy against using certain equipment.

U.S. Security Associates has opposed unemployment benefits for Hodge, saying she's not entitled because she was fired for violating rules in 2011.

The Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission agreed with the company, but a Wayne County judge reversed the decision. The appeals court affirmed Judge Robert Ziolkowski's ruling in an opinion released Wednesday.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 267338221 - wndu.com/a?a=267338221