Tuesday, June 18, 2013

UC - vol. quit - taking leave w/o following established protocol

Dike v. UCBR – Cmwlth. Court – June 18, 2013

Claimant is not eligible under sec. 402(b) – vol. quit – where employer notified him that he had to follow an established procedure for requesting an excused absence for family reasons (funeral) and that if he did not, it would be considered a voluntary quit.  Claimant's conduct in taking the leave w/o following protocol when he was aware that it would result in termination evidenced an intention to voluntarily leave his work