The Minnesota unemployment law generally provides that employees terminated through no fault of their own are entitled to benefits. Individuals who voluntarily quit employment or who are terminated for misconduct are, however, ineligible for benefits. In its ruling, however, the Court of Appeals noted that the unemployment law expressly provides that conduct that might otherwise be disqualifying misconduct does not make a claimant ineligible for benefits if the conduct was the consequence of the claimants mental illness or impairment. In addition, an employees resignation that results from a serious illness or injury or in connection with a domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking situation may, depending on the circumstances, not be a disqualifying resignation.
Mark Mathison advises and represents a wide range of employers, including corporations, nonprofits, and educational organizations, on labor and employment law issues in the workplace. Mark chairs the firm's Labor Law team and is a ...
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