Decision 73819

Case Number Claimant Judge Language Decision date
Decision 73819   Goulard G.  English 2009-12-18
Decision Appealed Appellant Corresponding Case
Dismissed  No Commission  -

Issue: Sub-Issue 1: Sub-Issue 2: Sub-Issue 3:
voluntarily leaving employment  personal reasons  courses of study 


The claimant voluntarily quit her employment in BC to move to Toronto because her son had decided to attend a university in Toronto. She indicated that her son was having a difficult time living by himself in a new city, and was having a hard time maintaining employment while going to school. She and her husband therefore decided to move to support and assist their son as this is common in their culture. It is well established in the jurisprudence that a person who leaves his or her employment for the purpose of attending school has not established just cause for doing, pursuant to the Act and concluded that this principle would apply to a parent who quits his or her employment for the purpose of assisting a child to attend university. The claimant's appeal is dismissed

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