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Firm Victory with Department of Labor

Written by Firm | Apr 8, 2016 | Results

The Firm defended an Alpharetta-based eyeglass manufacturing company against a false claim for unemployment benefits, made by a former employee who previously forged correspondence on his supervisor’s computer to create a supposed basis for a sex discrimination claim. Like the sex discrimination claim, the unemployment benefits claim was baseless.  The employee alleged that the company terminated his health benefits, showing that his employment was terminated, and the Department of Labor awarded him benefits on this basis.  The company prevailed on appeal, and the employee filed an appeal with the Department itself, which acts as the “high court” in such matters.  Alexa Ross and Dan Monahan succeeded in getting a favorable Department-level decision, reversing the grant of benefits.

For more information please contact Alexa Ross or Dan Monahan.