HR Strange But True!
December 01, 2005

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.

Source: Associated Press, via the Dallas Morning News (requires registration)

Ensure that your company's supervisors are trained on how to handle discipline with BLR's Easy Trainer: Hiring, Discipline & Termination.

TGIF -- It's HR Strange but True!
Get your weekend off to a great start with your own copy of HR Strange but True e-mailed to you each Friday, absolutely free. Catch up on the latest offbeat and hilarious HR stories. Just enter your e-mail address and click "Go." (Don't forget to click the activation link in the confirmation e-mail you receive.)

TGIF - It's HR
Strange But True
Get your weekend off to a great start with your own copy of HR Strange But True e-mailed to you each Friday as part of the HR Daily Advisor, absolutely free. Catch up on the latest odd, offbeat, and humorous HR stories provided by HR Strange But True as well as a daily tip from the award winning HR Daily Advisor. Just enter your e-mail address and click "Go."
'HR Strange But True' Archive
View past articles by month and year
CT-WEB02
Copyright � 2017 Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257
This document was published on http://HR.BLR.com
Document URL: http://hr.blr.com/HR-SBT/He-Sees-Dead-People