Pro-Trump Tweeter Keeps Unemployment Benefits On Appeal

Law360, Chicago (November 13, 2017, 2:38 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania appellate court on Monday said a woman who was fired for sending a pro-Trump tweet her employer considered racially charged is eligible for unemployment compensation benefits, saying the company failed to show her conduct was willful and violated its social media policy.

A unanimous three-judge panel rejected senior center Waverly Heights’ contention that Kathleen Jungclaus explicitly identified herself in a tweet that indicated she was the vice president of human resources for a company outside Philadelphia. It also found the state unemployment compensation board...
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