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SHERIDAN JOHNSON v. UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BOARD REVIEW COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA (04/26/77)

decided: April 26, 1977.

SHERIDAN JOHNSON, APPELLANT
v.
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BOARD OF REVIEW OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA



Appeal from the Order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review in case of In Re: Claim of Sheridan Johnson, No. B-131322.

COUNSEL

Marilyn Doria Weiler, for appellant.

Daniel R. Schuckers, Assistant Attorney General, with him Sydney Reuben, Assistant Attorney General, and Robert P. Kane, Attorney General, for appellee.

Judges Crumlish, Jr., Kramer and Rogers, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Rogers. Judge Kramer concurs in the result only.

Author: Rogers

[ 30 Pa. Commw. Page 15]

The appellant, Sheridan Johnson, having been discharged from his employment as a bus driver by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) sought unemployment compensation. The Bureau of Employment Security declared him ineligible because the separation from his employment was, in its view, for his willful misconduct. Johnson appealed and a referee conducted a first hearing on January 22, 1975, at which neither Johnson nor SEPTA was represented by counsel. SEPTA's representatives present testified from hearsay that Johnson

[ 30 Pa. Commw. Page 16]

    was late for work on January 21, 1974 and that when Johnson finally appeared the dispatcher, one Sweeney, assigned Johnson to a later run and that Johnson refused to accept or perform this assignment. Johnson said he was not assigned to another run and therefore didn't refuse to take one. SEPTA's representatives produced a document on a SEPTA form called a Miss Report signed by Sweeney and dated January 21, 1974, containing the following information, the part italicized being in handwriting:

Miss Report -- Trainmen and Busmen

Transportation Department

Depot Bus

Name S. Johnson

Date of Miss ...


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