ROMULUS, Mich. -

An airport security guard fired for using a computer to help a traveler can collect unemployment benefits.

The Michigan appeals court says there was nothing sinister about Carnice Hodge helping a traveler with flight information at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, even if her employer had a policy against using certain equipment.

U.S. Security Associates has opposed unemployment benefits for Hodge, saying she's not entitled because she was fired for violating rules in 2011.

The Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission agreed with the company, but a Wayne County judge reversed the decision. The appeals court affirmed Judge Robert Ziolkowski's ruling in an opinion released Wednesday.