Monday, August 29, 2011

Unemployment insurance - voluntarily leaving employment


Unemployment insurance - voluntarily leaving employment
LaClair v SUNY Research Foundation, 281 AD2d 677

Veronica A. LaClair challenged a determination by the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board denying her unemployment insurance benefits on the grounds that she had voluntarily left her employment with the State University Research Foundation without good cause.

LaClair was employed as a part-time. She resigned from her position because she believed the Research Foundation would be unable to assign her a minimum of 20 hours of work per week. The decision notes that LaClair submitted her resignation “despite the employer's request that she delay her resignation while it attempted to adjust her work schedule.”

Affirming the Board's determination rejecting LaClair's application for benefits, the Appellate Division said that it is well settled that “dissatisfaction with the number of hours assigned by one's employer does not constitute good cause for resigning.” 

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