Firing of Iowa sheriff’s dispatcher upheld

An administrative law judge has upheld denial of unemployment benefits to a Cedar County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher who talked dirty on the job.

The judge ruled that 29-year-old Amy Willey, of Lowden, was indeed guilty of misconduct and should be denied benefits.

The sheriff fired Willey last year. Records cite examples of what the sheriff called inappropriate behavior by Willey, including making sexual comments about herself, sending a text message of naked people painted like frogs and using an office phone to talk flirtatiously to a police officer while on duty.

Willey told The Des Moines Register that she didn’t do anything worse than other workers have done, but those workers weren’t fired.

Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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