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Nov 20, 2019

Employer did not prove misconduct

The court reverses the Virginia Employment Commission’s finding that an unemployment benefits claimant who slept on the job committed misconduct that disqualified him from benefits. The commission concluded that the sleeping incident was “clearly inappropriate and a violation of company policy,” even though the record contains no evidence of a company rule or policy. Overview […]

Jul 21, 2019

Worker who quit for good cause gets benefits

The Virginia Employment Commission erred by denying plaintiff’s claim for unemployment benefits because the record does not support its finding that he voluntarily left his employment without good cause. ‘Good cause’ An employee who voluntarily leaves his or her job without good cause is disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits. Determining “good cause” is a mixed […]

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