Travel | Airport worker offered job back after dog-shipping debacle | Seattle Times Newspaper
RENO, Nev. —
The baggage handling contractor that fired a Reno airport worker in a dispute over transporting an unhealthy dog has offered the woman her job back with back pay, and the company’s president praised her courage to stand up for the animal.
Airport Terminal Services Inc. also will contribute an unspecified amount of money to the Nevada Humane Society over the next three years to help “strengthen awareness regarding the mistreatment of animals,” said Sally Leible, president and CEO of the St. Louis-based company on Tuesday.
Lynn Jones, who had worked more than five years as a baggage handler for ATS at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, said she was fired about three weeks ago when she refused her supervisor’s orders to put the emaciated hunting dog on a plane bound for Corpus Christi, Texas.
If they thought what she was doing was so courageous, why did they fire her to begin with?