Briefs filed in Jennifer L. Rootes, Relator, vs. Wal-Mart Associates, Inc., Respondent, Commissioner of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent

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CASE NAME:  Jennifer L. Rootes, Relator, vs. Wal-Mart Associates, Inc., Respondent, Commissioner of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
        Read the opinion in this case at A03-233
        CITATION:  669 N.W.2d 416 (Minn.App. 2003)

Legal Issues in RELATOR'S BRIEF:
  • Did Jennifer Rootes quit for good reason because of the employer when the employer's supervisor told her to resign or accept a demotion? The Unemployment Law Judge determined Jennifer Rootes quit for reason caused by the Employer. The Unemployment Law Judge determined that a reasonable worker would have quit and become unemployed and the changes that would have had to have been made in work hours, pay and requisite skill were sufficiently adverse that Jennifer Rootes quit for good reason because of the employer. The Commissioner's Representative reversed the Unemployment Law Judge's Decision.

    Legal Issues in RESPONDENT-COMMISSIONER'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:

  • Whether the record reasonably supports the commissioner's representative's decision that Relator walked off the job and did not thereafter return or give any notice or information to her employer, and thus quit her employment without good reason caused by the employer? The commissioner's representative, Keith E. Goodwin, found in the affirmative. Most apposite statutes: Minn. Stat. § 268.095, subds. 1-3 (2002) Most apposite cases, not to exceed four: Trego v. Hennepin County Family Day Care Association, 409 N.W.2d 23, 26-27 (Minn. App. 1987). Portz v. Pipestone Skelgas, 397 N.W.2d 12, 14 (Minn. App. 1986). Ryks v. Nieuwsma Livestock Equip., 410 N.W.2d 380, 382 (Minn. App. 1985) Heisler v. B. Dalton Bookseller, 368 N.W.2d 314 (Minn. App. 1985)


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