Alternative Staffing, Inc. v. Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (1st) 113332
Decision Date: 
December 21, 2012
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.,1st Div.
Justice: 
CUNNINGHAM
Holding: 
Reversed.
Evidence showed that employee, discharged for misconduct, was given five warnings and a memorandum as to her tardiness or poor work performance, chronic nature of infractions, which caused harm to employer and its employees. IDES Board of Review decision that employee did not deliberately and willfully violate employer's policies and procedures, and finding her eligible for unemployment benefits, was clearly erroneous. Although poor performance and carelessness alone would not make employee ineligible for unemployment benefits, employee's actions harmed employer, and her repeated tardiness was misconduct in connection with her work. (HOFFMAN and ROCHFORD, concurring.)