Decision 74410

Case Number Claimant Judge Language Decision date
Decision 74410   Riche David G.  English 2010-04-14
Decision Appealed Appellant Corresponding Case
Allowed  No Commission  -

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


The claimant left her employment in order to take a course which was sponsored by the province of NS in English as a second language. The course was for two months and then there was two months practical training thereafter. She finished the course and applied for benefits but was denied. The claimant had been working at a day care centre and needed to take the course. The Commission in its appeal points out that the claimant did not have reasonable alternative of employment when she left the day care. The claimant became unemployed because she wanted to take the course. The Act requires that the claimant must show that she had assurance of a job in the immediate future before she left her employment. That was not the situation that was presented to them. The appeal by the Commission is allowed.

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