Claimant voluntarily left job where discharge was not imminent
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Friday, November 8, 2019

Claimant voluntarily left job where discharge was not imminent

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

After two male students under her supervision were involved in an altercation, which ended when one student struck another, the claimant, a physical education teacher, was alleged to have been neglectful in her duties and insubordinate when she failed to properly inform the administration of the incident. After hearings in which the district decided to send a recommendation of termination to the school board, the district and the claimant reached an agreement in which the claimant agreed to resign in exchange for a favorable employment reference. As the date of the school board meeting to consider the recommendation for discharge had not yet been set and the school board had not taken any official action against her, the claimant was found to have voluntarily left her job without good cause because her discharge was not imminent. The Review Commission's decision to deny benefits was affirmed (Jill Meinerding v. Coldwater Exempted Village School District Board of Education, et al., Ohio Ct. of App., Third District, Mercer County, No. 10-19-06, September 9, 2019).

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