Former University of Missouri professor Melissa Click, who was fired by the university after being caught on camera harassing student journalists during 2015’s racial protests, is now engaged in a protracted battle with her former employer to receive unemployment benefits.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Click and university lawyers wrangled at a hearing Wednesday. At issue is the fact that employees are not eligible to receive unemployment if they were fired for misconduct. Mizzou attorneys argue that the former communications professor was fired in February for just that, while Click maintains she was a scapegoat fired to appease angry conservatives.
If Click is ultimately successful, she’ll be eligible to receive $4,160 in state benefits over a span of three months.
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