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CASE NAME: Munro Holding, LLC, Relator, vs. Jacki L. Cook, Respondent, Commissioner of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A04-1249
CITATION: 695 N.W.2d 379 (Minn.App. 2005)
Legal Issues in RELATOR'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:
Whether an employee who complains to a co-employee about being touched in the buttocks by the employer-owner has good reason to quit due to sexual harassment less than two days after the alleged touching where the employee's manager has talked to the employer-owner and offered the employee an opportunity to confront the employer-owner with the manager present, and where during the less-than-two-day period there was no occasion for the employee to have contact with the employer-owner? Decision by the Representative of the Commissioner: Benefits approved. Employee had good reason to quit due to sexual harassment. Apposite authority: Minn. Stat. § 268.095, subd. 3(e) (2004); Merriweather v. Caraustar Packaging Company, 326 F.3d 990 (8th Cir. 2003); Fore v. Health Dimensions, Inc., 509 N.W.2d 557 (Minn. Ct. App. 1993); Kay v. Peter Motor Co., 483 N.W.2d 481 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992); Biegner v. Bloomington Chrysler/Plymouth, Inc., 426 N.W.2d 483 (Minn. Ct. App. 1988).
Legal Issues in RESPONDENT-COMMISSIONER'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:
Under the law, a person who quits employment for other than a good reason caused by the employer is generally disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits. Did Jackie L. Cook, who quit her job because she had been repeatedly sexually harassed by the owner of the business where she worked, quit because of a good reason caused by her employer?