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Utah Unemployment Case Law
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Ahlquist
He failed to report that he got a job. He just went on collecting unemployment.
Arrow
The employer gave her an ultimatum: quit and take severance or find another job. She took the severance. Because it was an ultimatum, this was a discharge, and not a voluntary quit.
Autoliv
Several employees used the company email to send offensive personal messages and videos.
Autoliv
He failed his drug test and was fired. His lawyer filed his appeal too late.
Autoliv
Fired for an adulterated urine sample given for a drug test.
Brown
She quit because she didn't like the insurance.
Caldwell
She handled the money the wrong way. She points out that everyone else did it that way too. But she still did it the wrong way.
Chieco
He files an appeal to the court, but does not say why.
Duong
She would not do as she was told.
Eagala
Documents to be introduced at the hearing must be faxxed, mailed, or delivered. They emailed insstead.
Eichert
Instead of working half weeks, a part time worker worked alternating weeks, so that he could collect unemployment for the weeks he wasn't working. The state calls that fraud.
Ekshteyn
A tornado tore him up and put him out of work. He could have collected unemployment, but didn't know about it. By the time he filed, it was too late.
Esplin
Collected unemployment while employed. Now he has to pay it back.
Florence
Her Social Security check, paid because she has a disability, is deducted from her unemployment benefits.
Galley
She quit to move to Wyoming to be with her husband and son. This may be good cause to quit, but it does not entitle her to unemployment in Utah.
Glazier's Foodtown
The employer was not allowed to cross examine witnesses at the hearing.
Griffiths
A worker at the dump picked stuff out of the trash, did not wear his goggles, and took off early for lunch.
Harley Davidson
Several procedural errors must be overcome on the way to court appeal.
Hurtado
He walked off the job and didn't come back. Claims he was fired because the employer did not call him at home.
Hutchison
She appealed too late, so they won't consider her case.
Jarman
Pled guilty to unemployment compensation fraud. Got one year, suspended for probation. Failed a drug test = violated probation = goes to jail.
Jessop
Appealed too late. That's that.
Manning
She continued to collect unemployment even after she started a new job.
Mays
He did not show for work. He does not think he should be fired for that.
McEntire
Fails to qualify for NAFTA benefits because he did not promptly enroll in training.
McGraw
Failed a random drug test.
Mitchell
An obscene tirade gets him fired.
Murray
She says she appealed three weeks late because she was moving and going through a divorce. But she does not show how any of this affected her appeal.
NAC
Instead of mailing or faxxing her appeal, she brought it to the Employment Dept. in person. They lost it. She brought another. They lost it. She brought a third. By now she was past the deadline.
Parker
The Board of Review will not consider any new evidence which was not first brought before the Appeal.
Pimentel
Fired for attendance problems.
Prosper
An employer need not prove the truth of customer complaints in order to prove misconduct; it need only prove that complaints were received.
PSM
An interesting case: An employer suddenly terminated its contract with an employee leasing company, and signed up with a second leasing company. Then they laid off the workers. The state wanted to charge the benefits against the first leasing company's account. This court says no.
Rael
It appears that a truck driver delivered her load to Salt Lake City rather than its destination in Denver, because she was too upset to drive safely.
Saccomani
Unhappy at work. When he received a reprimand, he quit.
Santistevan
Filed her appeal too late. Her excuses are flimsy.
Schindler
He does not have enough wages in Utah to claim unemployment. And the state refuses to include the wages he made in New York before coming to Utah.
Serdar
She appealed one day late. Someone granted her an extension to file late; but the law includes not authority for granting an extension.
Sleater
In a case where the employer says one thing and the claimant says another, the Appeals Board decides which one to believe.
Snow
She did not show. She did not call.
SOS Staffing
Several temp workers did not report for new assignments; therefore, they are not eligible for unemployment.
Spiers
An apartment manager's free rent is not included as wages when calculating the amount of his benefit.
Whipple
Insubordinate because she refused to listen to her employer rebuke her for her tardiness.
Williams
Failed to report her part-time earnings while collecting unemployment.
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