Minnesota State Law Library
Shown here are the statements of the issues presented for review by the appellate courts in the briefs filed for this case. The entire brief set can be found at the State Law Library and other libraries around the state. See Minnesota Appellate Court Briefs Collection for more information.
CASE NAME: Tashika Sykes, Relator, vs. Northwest Airlines, Inc., Respondent, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A10-88
CITATION: 789 N.W.2d 253 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)
Legal Issues in RESPONDENT-DEPARTMENT'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:
Under the law, an individual who quits employment for other than a defined set of reasons is ineligible for unemployment benefits. One of those reasons is quitting for other covered employment with substantially better terms and conditions of employment. Tashika Sykes quit her employment with Northwest Airlines, Inc. ("Northwest"), because Northwest was offering a severance package and she had found a position that would pay a higher salary, although the new position did not offer health insurance. Did Sykes' new position offer substantially better terms and conditions of employment? The Unemployment Law Judge found that Sykes' new position did not offer substantially better terms and conditions of employment, and therefore found that Sykes was ineligible for unemployment benefits.
Also Filed: RELATOR'S INFORMAL MEMORANDUM AND APPENDIX; REPLY BRIEF OF APPELLANT TASHlKA SYKES