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FORD UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CASE. (09/12/61)

THE SUPERIOR COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


September 12, 1961

FORD UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CASE.

Appeal, No. 139, Oct. T., 1961, by claimant, from decision of Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, No. B-60681, in re claim of Doris Ford. Decision affirmed.

COUNSEL

Doris Ford, appellant, in propria persona.

Sydney Reuben, Assistant Attorney General, with him Anne X. Alpern, Attorney General, for Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, appellee.

Before Ervin, Wright, Woodside, Watkins, Montgomery, and Flood, JJ. (rhodes, P.j., absent).

Author: Watkins

[ 196 Pa. Super. Page 67]

OPINION BY WATKINS, J.

In this unemployment compensation case the claimant was held to be ineligible for compensation benefits by the Bureau, the Referee and the Board successively, under the provisions of § 402(b)(1) of the Unemployment Compensation Law, 43 PS § 802(b)(1), which provides: "... That a voluntary leaving work because of pregnancy, whether or not the employer is able to provide other work, shall be deemed not a cause of a necessitous and compelling nature:".

The claimant, Doris Ford, was last employed by the Springfield Federal Savings & Loan Association, Springfield, Pennsylvania, as a teller, on May 20, 1960. At that time she was four and a half month's pregnant.

The board found as facts that she went on her vacation on May 23, 1960; that on that date the employer received a letter of resignation from her which was to serve as a two weeks notice; that the employer had no stated policy as to pregnancy; and that her work was available had the claimant returned after her vacation. The record supports these findings and they are binding on this Court. Mattetal Unemployment Compensation Case, 187 Pa. Superior Ct. 291, 144 A.2d 586 (1958).

The voluntary termination of her employment because of pregnancy, under the circumstances of this case, must, under the law, be considered to have been without cause of a necessitous and compelling nature.

[ 196 Pa. Super. Page 68]

Veitz Unemployment Compensation Case. 195 Pa. Superior Ct. 122, 169 A.2d 566 (1961).

Disposition

Decision affirmed.

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