Claimant denied benefits where she quit her job before making a reasonable attempt to preserve her employment
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Claimant denied benefits where she quit her job before making a reasonable attempt to preserve her employment

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

The claimant was told to complete a project over the weekend and that if she failed to do so she would be fired. The claimant knew she would not be able to complete the assignment so she left her job on Friday, leaving a note with the key to the office for her supervisor. This was not the first time the claimant’s supervisor had threatened to fire her. The Board concluded that the claimant had voluntarily quit her position without notifying her employer or making a reasonable attempt to preserve her employment. The court agreed, finding that because she had not informed the employer of her inability to complete the assignment and then voluntarily left without speaking to her supervisor, the claimant voluntarily quit her job without good cause. Benefits were denied (Cynthia Thomas v. UCBR, Pa. Comwth. Ct. ( Unpub. Op.), No. 555 C.D. 2019, April 27, 2020).

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