Appeal from the Order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review in case of In Re: Claim of Ursula G. Criswell, No. B-142414.
William H. Kaye, with him Kenneth F. Lee, for petitioner.
Susan Shinkman, Assistant Attorney General, with her Gerald Gornish, Attorney General, for respondent.
Judges Crumlish, Jr., Rogers and Craig, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Craig.
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Ursula G. Criswell (claimant) appeals here from a termination of her unemployment compensation benefits by the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (Board) pursuant to Section 402(a) of the Unemployment Compensation Law (Law)*fn1 (failure to accept suitable work when offered). We affirm.
When the present dispute arose, claimant had been receiving unemployment compensation benefits in the
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amount of $111.00 a week. On September 2, 1976, claimant received a referral card from the local office of the Bureau of Employment Security (Bureau) informing her of a job interview which the Bureau had arranged for September 7, 1976.
On September 3, 1976, claimant called the Bureau and spoke to Mr. Moore, an employee of the Bureau. She asked Mr. Moore about the job, and the two discussed it.
On the basis of what Mr. Moore told claimant about the job, she did not report for the interview; instead, she went to the Bureau on September 7, her regular reporting day. At that time, Mrs. Christman, another employee of the Bureau, told claimant that she should have gone on the interview. During this visit, claimant set forth in writing her reasons for refusing the referral. She signed and dated that statement.
Subsequently the Bureau, after duly notifying the claimant, terminated her benefits. Claimant took timely appeals, and the referee and the Board upheld the Bureau's determination.
Claimant asserts only a single issue on appeal. She argues that she did not receive a bona fide job referral. Therefore, claimant contends, her subsequent refusal of the job was not in violation of Section 402(a) of the Law, and the Board's threshold ...