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DC 200.11 Unaware of Expectation

Click on the case numbers below for decisions involving claimants who were unaware of their employer's expectation.

0030 1739 56

0030 1739 56 (Nov. 25, 2019) The claimant was fired for a Facebook post critical of the employer school district’s Superintendent. Held the claimant was eligible for benefits under G.L. c. 151A, § 25(e)(2), because the employer failed to prove that it had previously communicated expectations about such social media activity or that the claimant’s actions constituted misconduct.

0026 9644 46

0026 9644 46 (Sept. 18, 2019) – The claimant did not have the necessary state of mind to engage in deliberate misconduct, as he informed the supervisor that he was leaving early and the supervisor did not give any indication that this would be unacceptable to the employer.

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