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Aliff et al
They were on strike, so they don't collect.
All Star
After racking up 300 grand in unemployment taxes, she closed her temp agency, opened a new temp agency in her daughter's name, and transferred all the contracts to the new business. The department says her new business is liable for the taxes of old one.
Anderson et al
The employer had lost money for years, and so was unable to meet union demands. Is this work stoppage a strike or a lockout?
Anderson et al
More of the above.
Ashwell et al
The plant closed the week of July 4th and paid them vacation pay. They do not collect. See Geretz, below.
Baker et al
They were on strike, so they don't collect.
Bennett
Too many points earned under the attendance policy.
Bethlenfalvy
Her full time job laid her off. Her part time job cut her back to six hours a week. Now the department does not want to pay her unemployment because she quit the part time job.
Barney
She was sick. Her doctor did not promptly provide a note. So they fired her. She collects.
Bouch
She resigned to join her husband who had moved to Florida.
Brinkman
A nurse contracted to provide 1,000 hours. Once the time was exhausted, she applied for unemployment.
Brown et al
The plant closed the week of July 4th and paid them vacation pay. They do not collect.
Brown
They fired her because her husband kept hanging around the office.
Bruce
An HR person wrote a letter to help an employee going to jail secure a work release. When the employee abused the terms of his work release, the HR person got fired.
Burns et al
The plant closed the week of July 4th and paid them vacation pay. They do not collect.
Case Western U.
For three years, he had several bullets sitting on his desk. Then one day when he got into a dispute with a student, it appears the student ratted on him about these silly bullets, and they fired him for having bullets ON HIS DESK.
Chambers
Ongoing performance problems.
Cotrell
A history of confrontations with colleagues.
Crooks
Cannot collect unemployment because her job at the Salvation Army thrift store is not considered covered employment because the Salvation Army is a church.
Dragon
There seems to be an awful lot of confusion as to whether the employer appealed before the deadline.
Eifel
First, she took medical leave for surgery. Then, she took family leave to care for a family member. By now, she hadn't been at work for four months. Finally, she resigned. Now, she wants unemployment.
Fisher
His job had been eliminated, but he had not yet been eliminated, when he quit.
Franklin
A mailman jumped the gun. He applied for a transfer to New York City, sold his house, and moved all his stuff there. But the transfer did not go through. So he quit his job and applied for unemployment.
Geretz et al
The plant closed the week of July 4th and paid them vacation pay. They do collect. See Ashwell, above.
Germano
The employer faxxed documents to the unemployment office showing that the claimant wasn't laid off, but in jail. The commission lost the fax. By the time the employer appealed, they missed the deadline.
Greer
Fired because the employer claims her adult son made threats. But no evidence that he did, nor that she put him up to it.
Gregg
Unauthorized calls on the company cell phone.
Hansman
Frequently tardy, absent, insubordinate, and warned. Finally, fired. But the union still believes in him.
Heffner
The department paid her unemployment and charged the reimbursable employer for the benefits. The employer appealed and won. Now the employer wants the charges refunded.
Herring
A customer left the staff a bag of oranges and apples. A colleague claimed them all. When he reached for an apple, she stabbed him with a ballpoint pen. He got fired.
Horning
They promoted him to management and stopped paying him overtime. So he quit.
Jelic
A machinist broke a tool. The boss told him to go home. Next day, he quit.
Jones
A group of college professors bought books from the college bookstore on the college account, then sold them back to the bookstore for cash. They think he's one of them, but there's no evidence.
Kisker
Lost his license when he failed a breathalizer while driving a company car.
Kosky
Two unexcused absences in a month.
MacMillan
New management lowered quality and raised prices, so she quit.
Magnode
While the workers were on strike, they could not collect unemployment. Once the company began to hire replacements, the Department thinks they should.
Merante
An employee of the Job & Family Services itself fails to collect unemployment when he stays home too many times to care for his wife's headaches.
Morad
The employer demanded she do cheat the customer. She refused, they insisted, she quit instead.
Morris
This tale you have got to read. Worse than a soap opera. That's all I am going to say about it.
Nichols et al
Their plant closed when GM workers in Michigan went on strike. The week of July 4th GM paid them vacation pay. They want to collect both vacation pay and unemployment.
Peters
She cannot collect unemployment while on maternity leave because the agreement between the airlines and her union mandates maternity leave after the 27th week of pregnancy.
Peterson
Repeatedly did not show for work.
Rayburn
There must be more to this. At any rate, his lawyer told him not to talk to his employer directly, but to go through him. The upshot is that the lawyer wrote a letter telling the company this guy would be off five days, and so the company fired the guy for not calling off.
Robertson
Because of bungled court records, a security guard is unable to obtain the license which her job requires.
Rodriguez et al
Their plant closed when GM workers in Michigan went on strike. The week of July 4th GM paid them vacation pay. They want to collect both vacation pay and unemployment.
Rokosky
There must be more to this. At any rate, this guy's lawyer told him not to talk to his employer directly, but to go through him. The upshot is that the lawyer wrote a letter telling the company this guy would be off five days, and the company fired the guy for not calling off.
Sagert
He says he quit because conditions were unsafe. They say he did not work enough weeks to qualify for unemployment.
Scharver
He cannot collect unemployment after being released from incarceration.
Scouler
Fired for no-call no-show during incarceration. He tried to call from jail, but the employer wouldn't accept collect calls.
Shawver
Absenteeism, with progressive discipline, led to termination.
Shephard
Quit because she physically could not stand all day.
Sigler
He requested an in-person hearing; the department scheduled a telephone hearing. He requested a copy of their report; the department did not send it. Now they say he missed his hearing.
Sigler
More of the above. The bottom line appears to be that because he refused to participate in the telephone hearing, now no one will listen to his arguments.
Smith
A temp worker quit to take a permanent job driving for the outfit he was assigned to. A week later, he had a wreck and got fired. He can't collect because he didn't work there long enough after quitting the other place.
Sprowls
After a truck driver ran over a horse carriage, the employer's insurance company would no longer carry him. So they had to let him go.
Stapleton
She was out ill for many months. When she returned, her hours had been drastically cut.
Stimson
He worked eighty hours a week and still couldn't keep up. The company would not hire more help. So he quit.
Stull
Personal problems kept him from work.
Summitville Tiles
An argument between a supervisor and a worker ends up with the worker getting fired.
Tietz et al
School employees left the job in a dispute over health benefits.
Todd
He says he took off sick. They say he quit.
Tzangas, Plakas&Mannos
This is the first case we have heard of where performance was considered misconduct. Here, a typist failed to perform up to the standard set at the time of hire. The employer said she was unsuitable for the job. And the court here agrees that this unsuitability is, essentially, good reason to fire her. Read this landmark case very carefully.
Upton
When the boss called him in to discuss his performance, he quit.
Verizon
They took an early retirement plan. Whether they can collect hinges upon whether the early retirement plan was offered to reduce the work force.
Vest
He had hurt his leg on the job the previous week and it was bothering him. He told a supervisor he needed to leave; but it was the wrong supervisor.
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