Tuesday, January 08, 2019

UC - willful misconduct - claimant did not violate employer rule on "weapons"

Cambria County Transit Authority v. UCBR – Cmwlth. Court – January 8, 2019 – reported opinion

Held: Claimant did not violate employer rule concerning “weapons” by picking up a knife in the employee lounge and putting it right back down.  Board found that claimant did not threaten anyone and that the knife had been in lounge for years and had been used for preparing and cutting food, and the like.  Employer’s HR manager admitted that, in the absence of a threat, possession of a metal knife in the employee’s lounge was not a violation of Employer’s policies.