Claimant denied benefits for sexually harassing both coworkers and guests
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Monday, December 9, 2019

Claimant denied benefits for sexually harassing both coworkers and guests

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

A casino security guard committed disqualifying misconduct where he was dismissed after three incidents of harassment of his fellow employees and casino guests. The casino had a written policy that prohibits employees from making unwelcome sexual advances, as well as zero tolerance with regard to harassment. Moreover, during training employees are directed not to comment on a person’s appearance or gender. The record evidence supported the ULJ’s determination that the claimant was dismissed for harassing female employees and guests, and such conduct was in violation of the employer’s reasonable behavioral standards. The denial of benefits was affirmed (Shivsaywack Singh v. Grand Casino Hinckley and DEED, Minn. Ct. of App. (Unpub. Op.), No. A19-0832, November 12, 2019).

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