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CASE NAME: Blayne Brisson, Relator, vs. City of Hewitt, Respondent, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A10-351
CITATION: 789 N.W.2d 694 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)
Legal Issues in Relator's Pro Se Brief:
There has been a finding of employee misconduct on the part of the Relator resulting in unemployment benefits ineligibility. Definitions of misconduct are inconsistent with the finding of misconduct.
Legal Issues in RESPONDENT-DEPARTMENT'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:
Under the law, an individual who is discharged from his employment for violating the standards of behavior the employer has a right to expect of him, or for conduct demonstrating a lack of concern for the job, commits employment misconduct, and is ineligible for unemployment benefits. The City of Hewitt terminated Blayne Brisson after he viewed pornographic images and visited pornographic websites on his work computer. Did Brisson commit acts constituting employment misconduct under Minnesota law? Unemployment Law Judge ("ULJ") Sasha Mackin found Brisson was terminated for employment misconduct, and was ineligible for unemployment benefits.
Legal Issues in BRIEF OF RESPONDENT CITY OF HEWITT:
The City of Hewitt concurs with and joins with the Department of Employment and Economic Development in the arguments contained within the Brief submitted by said Department.