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Dilbert and the drunken lemurs

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The Catfish Bend Casino in Iowa fired David Steward recently after surveillance video showed that Steward posted a Dilbert comic strip on an office bulletin board.  The comic strip implied the company’s bosses were a bunch of “drunken lemurs.”

When Steward went to collect unemployment benefits, the casino challenged, claiming the comic-strip posting should be deemed “misconduct” that eliminates his right to unemployment compensation.

“Basically, he was accusing the decision-makers of being drunken lemurs,” the casino’s HR director testified. “We consider that misconduct when you insult your employer.”

The result: An administrative law judge sided with Steward, saying the posting was a “good-faith error in judgment,” not intentional misbehavior.

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