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Hearings before the IDES: ‘The People’s Court’ or the Supreme Court?

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Should you contest a fired employee’s Illinois unemployment compensation claim if you really believe the employee isn’t eligible for the benefits due to misconduct? Is it worth the hassle and expense of opposing the claim?

Generally, the process is informal and sometimes resembles the television show “The People’s Court.” At other times, it may seem like you’ve landed in the Supreme Court. Consider the recent Illinois Appellate Court decision of Village Discount v. Carden.

An open-and-shut case?   

Village Discount operates drop-off facilities and thrift stores for various charities. An employee who was responsible for picking up donations allegedly took some of the donations for himself and for his relatives. Not only did Village Discount’s ...(register to read more)

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