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Berated Lawyer Quits, No Unemployment

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April 16, 2015

Her infraction would be hard for anyone to classify without knowing the details, but when she was dressed down for it by the managing partner, a New Jersey class action attorney quit the firm. She then applied for unemployment benefits. A state appeals court ruled that the reprimands she received, while “arguably improper and humiliating, are not so burdensome as to justify a claimant’s departure from the job.” The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed, and the decision to deny her benefits was upheld.

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