A14-1168, Keith G. Lassiter, Relator, vs. The Bulldog Restaurant NE, Inc., Respondent, Department of Employment and Economic Development,Respondent.
Relator challenges the decision of the unemployment-law judge (ULJ) that he was discharged for employment misconduct, arguing that (1) the ULJ failed to make the required credibility findings, (2) the evidence does not substantially support the ULJ’s findings, (3) the ULJ failed to adequately develop the record, and (4) his conduct reflects only an error in judgment.
Relator worked as a bouncer, and the misconduct in this case was physically touching a customer in violation of his employer's policy. Relator had previously violated the no-contact policy and had been disciplined for it. As such, the ULJ found that Relator had committed employment misconduct, and was not eligible for unemployment benefits. The Court of Appeals affirmed the denial.
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