UU 100.2 Indefinite Suspension

Click on the case numbers below to access decisions discussing how an indefinite suspension from employment may affect eligibility for unemployment benefits.

0018 9387 49

0018 9387 49 (Dec. 29, 2016) – The claimant was in total unemployment while suspended without pay pending a disciplinary hearing, as work was not available with the employer.  There is no indication that the claimant’s two requests to continue the hearing were meant to delay the employer’s decision regarding his employment status; rather, it appears the claimant was trying to properly prepare for his disciplinary hearing.

0002 2514 44

0002 2514 44 (Sept. 11, 2014) – A claimant who was placed on a disciplinary suspension could not be disqualified under G.L. c. 151A, § 25(f), because the suspension was indefinite.  Since the claimant remained on suspension at the time he filed an unemployment claim, his separation was properly analyzed under G.L. c. 151A, § 29, regardless of the fact that he was subsequently discharged. 



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