Monday, June 25, 2007

UC - voluntary quit - childcare

Shaffer v. UCBR - Commonwealth Court - June 25, 2007

Claimant held not to have proved a necessitous and compelling reason to quit her job when her employer moved its operations, thus increasing her commuting time and causing the loss of her parents' help with childcare. The court said that the claimantdid not "establish that she exhausted all other alternative arrangements, such as making a concerted effort to find another baby-sitter or locate a suitable day care center." (emphasis added)

Her testimony showed that she "investigated only one daycare facility" and "did not offer evidence that she looked in any other childcare arrangements" or that she properly explored alternative arrangements for her old son's before and after school care. (emphasis in original). The claimant "did not establish that she made a concerted effort to find alternative childcare arrangements." (emphasis added)