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BRADLEY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CASE. (06/13/62)

June 13, 1962

BRADLEY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CASE.


Appeal, No. 72, Oct. T., 1962, by claimant, from decision on Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, No. B-68207, in re claim of Joanne K. Bradley. Decision affirmed.

COUNSEL

Robert Boyd, Jr., for appellant.

Sydney Reuben, Assistant Attorney General, with him Raymond Kleiman, Deputy Attorney General, and David Stahl, Attorney General, for Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, appellee.

Before Rhodes, P.j., Ervin, Wright, Woodside, Watkins, Montgomery, and Flood, JJ.

Author: Woodside

[ 198 Pa. Super. Page 357]

OPINION BY WOODSIDE, J.

The claimant in this unemployment compensation case had been employed as a stenographer prior to her being laid off for lack of work on January 13, 1961.

[ 198 Pa. Super. Page 358]

She received unemployment compensation for 19 weeks until after June 28, 1961, but she was denied further compensation by the bureau, and later by the referee and the board, on the ground that she refused to accept suitable work.

The claimant's testimony indicates that she had several referrals but no job offers between the date of her discharge and June 23rd, when she received a referral for a job as a secretary at a salary of from $70 to $85 per week, depending upon experience. She was to have the interview on Friday, the 23rd. She testified, "I always dress up to sign for my check and it was just easier for me convenience-wise and transportation-wise to do two things in one day. He [her prospective employer] wanted it on Friday to begin with but then he agreed to Monday."*fn1 She was two months pregnant at the time although she said at the end of June she did not know it, but suspected it.

The prospective employer's report to the bureau, which is in evidence, shows that she intended to be on vacation with her husband 6-28 to 7-11. It further shows that the prospective employer reported that "I do not believe she is motivated to work," and that he did not offer her a job.

The claimant contends that her prospective employer brought up the matter of vacation; that she did not know the dates of her husband's vacation; that when he did go on a vacation she did not go with him; and that she would have accepted the job, had it been offered to her. (The prospective employer noted ...


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