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CASE NAME: Krista Santillana, Relator, vs. Central Minnesota Council on Aging, Respondent, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A10-327
CITATION: 791 N.W.2d 303 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)
Legal Issues in APPELLANT'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:
The request for this appeal between Krista Santillana and the Central Minnesota Council on Aging (CMCOA) is for the court to reconsider the statement of aggravated employee misconduct while employed at CMCOA.
Legal Issues in RESPONDENT-DEPARTMENT'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:
Employees who are discharged for misconduct or aggravated employment misconduct are ineligible for all unemployment benefits. Krista Santillana committed financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult in the amount of $6,342, which is a felony. Santillana did not disclose to the Central Minnesota Council on Aging (CMCOA), an agency that provides support and advocacy for older adults, that she had been discharged from her previous employment for this act, instead stating during her interview that she was on maternity leave and looking for part time work. Santillana later pled guilty to a crime and after reading about it in the newspaper, CMCOA discharged her. Was Santillana discharged for aggravated employment misconduct? Unemployment Law Judge ("ULJ") Sasha Mackin found that Santillana was discharged for aggravated employment misconduct and that she was ineligible for all unemployment benefits.