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CASE NAME: Roger Potter, Relator, vs. Northern Empire Pizza, Inc., Respondent, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A10-1965
CITATION: 805 N.W.2d 872 (Minn. Ct. App. 2011)
Also Filed: Relator's Letter Brief
Legal Issues in RESPONDENT-DEPARTMENT'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:
Under the law, an individual who is discharged from employment for violating the standards of behavior the employer has a right to expect commits employment misconduct and is ineligible for unemployment benefits. Northern Empire Pizza d/b/a Domino's Pizza discharged Roger Potter because he, in a fit of anger, jabbed a coworker in the ribs with his fingers as the coworker walked by him. Was Potter discharged for committing an act that constituted employment misconduct under Minnesota law? Unemployment Law Judge Bryan Eng found that Potter was discharged for employment misconduct and therefore ineligible for unemployment benefits.