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Labor & Employment – Unemployment Compensation – 9-Week Disqualification – Substantial Fault – Insubordination – Attorneys – Public Employees (access required)

Hershner v. Employment Security Commission Petitioner was repeatedly insubordinate to her supervisor in that she divulged confidential information to a complainant of her employer-agency without considering the possible consequences of such disclosure, violated a known policy of communicating with complainants about a determination in their case prior to the issuance of an agency determination, repeatedly communicated with a complainant after being directed not to so communicate, and failed to work on an appellate brief after repeatedly being instructed to focus solely on the brief by her supervisor. Petitioner violated reasonable job requirements that were within her control; therefore, the Employment Security Commission properly concluded that petitioner was terminated for substantial fault.

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