After several weeks of not issuing any decisions, there was one decision today on unemployment benefits from the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  The case is noteworthy because the Relator was represented by an attorney, but fairly ordinary in that the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the Unemployment Law Judge that the Relator had been terminated for misconduct.

Here is the summary:

A14-0288, Nancy Sager, Relator, vs. Fraser, Respondent, Department of Employment and Economic Development,

Relator Nancy Sager challenges the determination by an unemployment law judge (ULJ) that Sager is disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits because she committed employment misconduct by failing to provide medical documentation to support her continued leave of absence. Sager argues that (1) the ULJ’s factual findings
are not supported by substantial evidence in the record; (2) the ULJ erred by attributing to her the failure of her medical provider to complete and provide the medical forms; and (3) her failure in submitting the medical forms was not misconduct but was instead caused by inadvertence, her reasonable belief that it was not necessary, or a good faith error in judgment. We affirm.

If you are denied unemployment benefits, or are an employer who wants to challenge a former employee's eligibility for benefits, your best bet is to meet with an attorney who handles unemployment appeals to discuss your options.  To that end, I represent both applicants and employers in unemployment appeals.  Please call (763) 450-9494 today to set up an appointment to discuss your situation.

WARNING: The information contained in this blog post does not constitute legal advice and may not be applicable to your situation.  Reading this blog post does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Baland Law Office, P.L.L.C.  Also, Tim is licensed only in state and federal courts in Minnesota.  As such, any information provided in this blog post pertains only to those jurisdictions.  Further, you should always discuss your situation with an attorney before taking any action based on what you may read in this blog.  To that end, please call (763) 450-9494 to set up an appointment to discuss your situation. 



09/19/2015 4:11pm

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