10. Voluntary Leaving

Skalecki v Anslow, MD, PC – 10.45

Skalecki v Anslow, MD, PC
Digest no. 10.45

Section 29(1)(a)

Cite as: Skalecki v Anslow, MD, PC, unpublished opinion of the Macomb Circuit Court, issued September 26, 1985 (Docket No. 85-546 AE).

Appeal pending: No
Claimant: Jo Ann L. Skalecki
Employer: Richard Anslow, M.D., P.C.
Docket no.: B83 21682 96585W
Date of decision: September 26, 1985

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CIRCUIT COURT HOLDING: “Claimant cannot be charged with voluntarily terminating her employment without good cause attributable to the employer where she is required to accept new full-time employment for which she is not trained or experienced.”

FACTS: Claimant worked for Dr. Anslow on a part-time basis as a medical assistant. Employees performing the functions of transcriber and billing officer left the employment of Dr. Anslow. The claimant was offered the opportunity of working full time as the transcription and insurance processing person. Claimant was unable to type. The employer, at its expense, offered to send claimant to school for stenographic-transcription typing skills. Claimant indicated she was not interested in the training for full-time work.

DECISION: Claimant is not disqualified for voluntary leaving.

RATIONALE: Inasmuch as claimant is not trained or experienced, claimant did not have to accept this position even if free training was offered.

Digest Author: Board of Review (view original digest here)
Digest Updated: 11/90