DC 300.3 Alcohol

Click on the case numbers below to access cases which decide whether a claimant is eligible for benefits following a discharge for alleged alcohol use in knowing violation of an employer’s policy.

0008 9836 26

0008 9836 26 (June 11, 2014) – A public transit driver’s sober, reflective decision to address her emotional turmoil by consuming alcohol prior to starting her shift rather than calling in sick or taking her lawfully prescribed anxiety medication was a knowing violation of the employer’s alcohol policy within the meaning of G.L. c. 151A, § 25(e)(2).


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