Berated Lawyer Quits, No Unemployment
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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