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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Misconduct MC 45 - Reason for Decision

Attitude Toward Employer

Use Code Section 1256, issue MC, and the appropriate letter.

I. DISQUALIFICATION

A. Aiding Employer's Competitor

You were discharged from your last job with (Employer Name) for aiding your employer's competitor. After considering the available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

B. Competing With Employer

You were discharged from your last job with (Employer Name) for competing with your employer's business. After considering the available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

C. Disparaging Remarks

You were discharged from your last job with (Employer Name) because you made disparaging remarks about your employer. After considering the available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

D. Failure to Report Theft or Dishonest Acts

You were discharged from your last job with (Employer Name) because you did not report theft or other dishonest acts committed by others to your employer. After considering the available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

E. Incitement or Agitation

You were discharged from your last job with (Employer Name) because you urged or tried to urge fellow employees to act against your employer's business. After considering the available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

F. Unauthorized Work for Other Employers (Noncompetitors)

You were discharged from your last job with (Employer Name) for unauthorized work for another employer during working hours. After considering the available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

G. Complaint Not Registered in Proper Manner

You were discharged from your last job with (Employer Name) because you did not file your complaints in the proper manner. After considering the available information, the Department finds that you do not meet the legal requirements for payment of benefits.

II. ELIGIBLE

AA. Aiding Employer's Competitor - Not Supported by Facts

You discharged the claimant for allegedly aiding your competitor. After considering the available information, the Department finds the reasons for discharge do not meet the definition of misconduct connected with the work.

BB. Looking For Another Job With Competitor/Another Employer

You discharged the claimant for looking for another job. After considering the available information, the Department finds the reasons for discharge do not meet the definition of misconduct connected with the work.

CC. Competing With Employer

You discharged the claimant for engaging in a business similar to or the same as yours. After considering the available information, the Department finds the reasons for discharge do not meet the definition of misconduct connected with the work.

DD. Discussions of Starting Own Business

You discharged the claimant because he or she had discussed starting his or her own business. After considering the available information, the Department finds the reasons for discharge do not meet the definition of misconduct connected with the work.

EE. Disparaging Remarks

You discharged the claimant for remarks he or she made concerning your business. After considering the available information, the Department finds the reasons for discharge do not meet the definition of misconduct connected with the work.

FF. Failure to Report Dishonest Acts

You discharged the claimant for not reporting dishonest acts committed by others. After considering the available information, the Department finds the reasons for discharge do not meet the definition of misconduct connected with the work.

GG. Incitement or Agitation

You discharged the claimant for urging or attempting to urge fellow employees to act against your business. After considering the available information, the Department finds the reasons for discharge do not meet the definition of misconduct connected with the work.

HH. Complaint

You discharged the claimant for complaining. After considering the available information, the Department finds the reasons for discharge do not meet the definition of misconduct connected with the work.