Calif. Unemployment Case Could Open Door To Benefits Abuse

Law360, San Diego (October 1, 2012, 10:39 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court is on deck to consider whether former employees can collect unemployment benefits if they are fired for refusing to sign a disciplinary memorandum, in a case employment attorneys say could lead to gaming of the unemployment insurance system if the court rules in favor of workers.

The state high court on Wednesday granted a petition for review by a driver fired from transportation services company Paratransit Inc. who is contesting an appeals court's decision in May affirming that his failure to sign...
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