By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff
After receiving notice that her position was no longer needed and being offered a demotion in both duties and pay, the claimant declined the offer and filed for unemployment benefits. The court found that the employee ended her employment with good cause because her manager-level position was eliminated and she instead was offered only an entry-level position. It is reasonable for an employee to quit a job when he or she is forced to accept a demotion coupled with a substantial decrease in pay. The court reversed and remanded the Commission’s finding and benefits were awarded (Mickles v. DES, Mo. Ct. of App., No. ED106696, 1/29/2019).
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