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Unemployment Compensation: Denial Of Benefits – Voluntary Leave – Refused Position

Where a claimant of unemployment compensation benefits could have continued working for his employer in a new position after his old position was eliminated, employment security law is intended to provide security for the loss of employment generally rather than for the loss of a particular position, so the commission did not err in finding that the claimant left his job voluntarily without good cause to support the denial of benefits.

Judgment is affirmed.

Kimble v. Division of Employment Security (MLW No. 64523/Case No. WD75161 – 16 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Martin, J.) Appealed from the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission (Samuel I. McHenry, Kansas City, Missouri, for appellant) (Michael E. Cook Pritchett, Jefferson City, for respondent).

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