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Paratransit, Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

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Single Act of Disobedience Does Not Disqualify Employee From Unemployment Benefits, California High Court Rules

Ogletree Deakins • July 07, 2014
On July 3, 2014, the California Supreme Court decided whether a single act of disobedience by an employee constitutes misconduct within the meaning of section 1256 of California’s Unemployment Insurance Code, thereby disqualifying the employee from receiving unemployment insurance benefits. The court held that the employee’s refusal to sign a disciplinary notice was not misconduct but, at most, a good faith error in judgment that did not disqualify him from unemployment benefits. Paratransit, Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (Medeiros), No. S204221, Supreme Court of California (July 3, 2014).