Westgate Smoky Mountains at Gatlinburg v. Burns Phillips, et al.

Date / Time: 
May 30, 2013 - 8:30am

SCALES Argument - Girls' State - Lipscomb University - Nashville

This is an unemployment compensation case. Cynthia L. Vukich-Daw filed a claim for
unemployment compensation following her termination from Westgate Resorts. The claim
was originally granted by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
and subsequently upheld by the Appeals Tribunal and the Board of Review. Westgate
Resorts filed a petition for judicial review, and the trial court reversed the Board of Review’s
decision, finding that Cynthia L. Vukich-Daw was ineligible to receive unemployment
compensation benefits because she was a qualified real estate agent pursuant to Tennessee
Code Annotated section 50-7-207. Cynthia L. Vukich-Daw and the Tennessee Department
of Labor and Workforce Development appeal. We reverse the decision of the trial court.

Supreme Court
Eastern Section