Earlier this week, the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision in Dukowitz v. Hannon Security Services. In 2010, Ms. Dukowitz filed a lawsuit alleging she was terminated in retaliation for applying for unemployment benefits which is against public policy, and she had an implied right to bring a private cause of action against her
Our Minnesota state legislature is currently considering adding a new protected class status to the age, race, gender, disability and other protected classes covered under both state and federal laws. The new protected class being considered is the unemployed.
My long-time friend and recruitment advertising guru, Chris Bacon, sent me an interesting article she ran across and asked my legal opinion, “Would you fire someone for working through lunch?” The online article she forwarded to me outlined an absurd set of facts.
Minnesota law provides, employees on an unpaid suspension for 30 calendar days or less, as a result of employment misconduct are not entitled to receive unemployment benefits.
However, in a recent unpublished Court of Appeals decision (pdf), the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development conceded, if an employee who was placed on an unpaid …
We all know the words, "You’re Fired," but what does that mean for unemployment benefits. Generally, employees who quit, are discharged for employment misconduct or are discharged because of aggravated employment misconduct are not entitled to receive unemployment benefits from the State of Minnesota. Of course, there are some exceptions to these rules.
One new …