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Va. Cir.: Verbal altercation precluded VEC benefits (access required)

A Virginia circuit court upheld administrative findings that an employee who was fired for yelling profanities at a coworker had committed “misconduct” that disqualified her from receiving unemployment. Background Plaintiff Yolanda A. Bellamy was employed as an environmental service worker for Defendant Sentara Healthcare from 2011 to 2017. On November 7, 2016, she received a written warning ...