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Snyder v. Board of Review

A-3520-02T1 (N.J. Super. App. Div. 2004) (Unpublished)

WORKERS COMPENSATION—Denial of a work place transfer requested by an employee for the employee’s convenience is not grounds for an award of unemployment benefits.

A woman appealed an administrative decision that denied her application for unemployment benefits. She worked for a company as a controller for approximately four years, and then resigned to move out of state to care for her seriously ill sister. She attempted to transfer to another facility at the same company, but no positions were available. Therefore, she apparently thought that the company was denying her employment because they did not offer her a replacement position in the new state. The Appellate Division felt that “[h]er application for unemployment benefits was correctly denied. Her resignation was clearly prompted by personal concerns, unrelated to her job.” Therefore, she was not eligible for unemployment benefits.

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