Statutory exception did not apply where claimant took new job 10 days after quitting previous one
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Friday, May 3, 2019

Statutory exception did not apply where claimant took new job 10 days after quitting previous one

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

The court affirmed the Board’s decision that the claimant was disqualified from receiving benefits because he left work voluntarily without good cause attributable to his employer to take a job at another law firm just 10 days after quitting. The claimant had stated he left work because he was getting harassed, but he did not provide any details or dates supporting the allegations. He also never attempted to address his complaints with his employer prior to leaving. Moreover, an exception to the statute did not apply because the claimant did not begin employment with the new employer within seven days of his leaving. The court affirmed, holding that the plain language of the statute states seven days, not 10 days. Further, the court held that there was ample evidence supporting the Board’s and tribunal’s findings that no hostile work environment had been established (Edgar A, Febles v. Bd. of Rev., N.J. Super. Ct., App. Div., No. A-3230-16T2, February 28, 2019).

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