BR-114109-A (June 2, 2011) – A majority of the Board held that where a claimant quits in anticipation of discharge, we consider whether her separation was caused by deliberate misconduct. Based upon her guilty plea to criminal theft charges, we conclude that her separation was disqualifying.
BR-110769 (Jan. 11, 2011) – Where a claimant, thought by the employer to have engaged in misconduct, was placed on indefinite investigatory suspension while the employer confirmed that misconduct did occur, and then was terminated when the employer had determined to its satisfaction that the claimant had engaged in the wrongdoing he was suspected of, the period of time when the claimant was suspended must not be analyzed as a G.L. c. 151A, § 25(f), disciplinary suspension. Rather, it is a G.L. c. 151A, § 25(e)(2), separation which occurred at the date the employee was suspended.