Under the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act, terminated employees are not eligible to receive unemployment
But what about an employee who unintentionally violates a reasonable rule or policy? Is she ineligible for unemployment comp? In Odie v. Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Illinois Appellate Court clarified the circumstances when an employee’s unintentional violation may be considered “deliberate and willful.”
The case of the sleeping caregiver
In Odie, the plaintiff worked as a certified nursing assistant at a skilled nursing facility. Her job had been in jeopardy because of previous written warnings for tardiness...(register to read more)
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