Employment Law - Unemployment Benefits Granted to Resigned Employee
An employee who was told he "had to resign" and then did so did not voluntarily quit his job and should be entitled to unemployment compensation, a New Jersey appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The three-judge Appellate Division panel said the Department of Labor's Board of Review and an appeals tribunal erred in determining that the petitioner, Talmage Lord, voluntarily resigned, even though his supervisor told him that he "had to resign" and that it would be effective immediately. "We conclude that such a compelled resignation does not constitute a voluntary separation employment that disqualifies an unemployed person from receiving unemployment compensation," the court said in Lord v. Board of Review, A-1054-10.
COMPELLED RESIGNATION NOT GROUND FOR DENYING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
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