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HOUSTON L. WILLIS v. UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BOARD REVIEW. (WILLIS UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CASE.) (01/14/55)

January 14, 1955

HOUSTON L. WILLIS, APPELLANT,
v.
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BOARD OF REVIEW. (WILLIS UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CASE.)



Appeal, No. 129, April T., 1954, by claimant, from decision of Unemployment Compensation Board of Review dated February 9, 1954, decision No. B-35975, in re claim of Houston L. Willis. Decision affirmed.

COUNSEL

Houston L. Willis, in propria persona, submitted a brief.

William L. Hammond, Special Deputy Attorney General, with him Frank F. Truscott, Attorney General, for appellee

Before Rhodes, P. J., Hirt, Ross, Gunther, Wright, Woodside and Ervin, JJ.

Author: Rhodes

[ 177 Pa. Super. Page 69]

OPINION BY RHODES, P. J.,

This is an appeal by claimant from a decision of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review affirming the decision of the referee disallowing benefits on the ground that claimant had voluntarily left his employment without good cause within the meaning of section 402 (b) of the Unemployment Compensation Law of 1936, as amended, 43 PS ยง 802 (b).

The Board adopted the referee's findings which are as follows:

"1. The claimant was last employed by the National Electric Products, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, as

[ 177 Pa. Super. Page 70]

    a guard at $1.72 1/2 an hour from January 25, 1952 to October 4, 1953. The claimant was on paid vacation from October 5 to October 9, 1953.

"2. The claimant was scheduled to return from his vacation on Monday, October 12; however, on Friday, October 9, 1953, Mr. Wallace, of the employer company, contacted the claimant by telephone and informed him that he was to be laid off from the guard job because of reduction in force, but that there was a possibility of the claimant obtaining employment in one of three departments; namely, the rocket department, the press room and the rubber mill. There was to be no reduction in salary.

"3. The claimant informed Mr. Wallace that he was still on vacation and could not come down to see about the employment. The claimant was then told to report for work on October 12th in ...


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