Is an employee who is fired after claiming to see ghosts at his worksite entitled
to receive unemployment benefits?
That's the question Judge G. Ken Renegar in Des Moines, Iowa, answered recently.
In September, Neighborhood Patrol fired security guard Wade Gallegos hours
after he complained to his supervisor that ghosts were haunting the neighborhood
he was guarding, the Associated Press reports.
After the company fired him, Gallegos applied for unemployment benefits, but
Neighborhood Patrol argued that he had no right to such benefits because he
was fired for misconduct.
However, Renegar ruled that Gallegos was entitled to unemployment benefits.
Renegar said that while "such beliefs do render the claimant unfit to act
as a security guard," they fall short of misconduct that would disqualify
him from unemployment benefits, the news service reports.
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