Appeal from the Order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review in the case of In Re: Claim of Mary Broadus, No. B-253097.
Paul W. O'Hanlon, for petitioner.
James K. Bradley, Assistant Counsel, with him, Clifford F. Blaze, Deputy Chief Counsel, for respondent.
Judges Craig and Palladino, and Senior Judge Barbieri, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Craig.
[ 118 Pa. Commw. Page 197]
Mary Broadus appeals an order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review which affirmed a referee's decision denying her unemployment benefits under section 402(b) of the Unemployment Compensation Law (voluntary quit).*fn1
On appeal, the claimant argues that she had a necessitous and compelling cause for leaving her job, because her employer had materially changed the conditions of her employment.
The referee based his decision upon the following findings of fact:
1. Claimant was last employed by Senior Housing Services since January, 1986 at $4.35/hr. and her last day worked was June 27, 1986.
2. Claimant's duties involved providing personal care to 7 mentally retarded or mentally handicapped older adults at a residential house.
3. Claimant worked with a full-time supervisor during the day.
4. On May 16, 1986, claimant's supervisor was discharged and claimant was asked to perform the duties alone ...