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Unemployment Compensation : Denial Of Benefits – Misconduct – Use Of Profanity

Where a claimant of unemployment compensation benefits who worked as a florist at a supermarket was fired for using profanity on a phone call to another store manager that was overheard by customers, the denial of the florist’s claim for unemployment benefits is affirmed on the basis of misconduct because she knew about and violated a written rule prohibiting profanity in the workplace.

Judgment is affirmed.

Esquivel v. Hy-Vee, Inc. (MLW No. 69468/Case No. WD79247 – 8 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) (Ninion S. Riley, Jefferson City, for respondent).

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