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Eastham v. The Housing Authority of Jefferson County and IDES, 2014 IL App. (5th) 130209 (5th Dist. Dec. 2, 2014)

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Employee Who Admits To Smoking Marijuana Off-Duty and for Non-Medicinal Purposes Eligible to Receive Unemployment Benefits

Franczek Radelet P.C • December 11, 2014
If an employee admits to smoking marijuana and is subsequently discharged based on that admission, you would think that if the employee later files for unemployment insurance benefits he would be deemed ineligible…, right? Well, not necessarily said an Illinois Appellate Court, and particularly if the employee was not smoking marijuana on company property and while not performing any work related duties. Eastham v. The Housing Authority of Jefferson County and IDES, 2014 IL App. (5th) 130209 (5th Dist. Dec. 2, 2014).