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Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:02 AM

Care-facility worker who contracted COVID-19 not entitled to jobless benefits, judge says

An Iowa woman who contracted COVID-19 while working in a treatment facility where residents ignored face-mask requirements is not entitled to state unemployment benefits, an Iowa judge has ruled.

Since 2015, Erin Phillips had worked as a substance abuse counselor in a residential treatment facility run by Trinity Medical Center. Due to the pandemic, Trinity required all employees and residents to wear masks. Residents who failed to comply could be issued warnings and, in theory, could be discharged from the facility after receiving three such warnings.

Shortly before she quit, Phillips worked with an unmasked resident who stated he or she had COVID-19 symptoms. The resident told Phillips he or she had informed a nurse of the symptoms and had simply been sent back to their room. The resident subsequently tested positive for COVID-19, as did another resident who frequently did not wear a face-mask inside the facility.

Both residents had been warned multiple times, but were never discharged from the facility.

Read more: https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2021/06/01/care-facility-worker-who-contracted-covid-19-not-entitled-to-jobless-benefits-judge-says/

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TexasTowelie Jun 2021 OP
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jimfields33 Jun 2021 #3
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:06 AM

1. Asshole

Yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:10 AM

3. Does anybody get unemployment if they quit?

I think this is a special case and perhaps could be appealed?

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:47 AM

4. Each State

Every state has it's own requirements, if you have whatever they consider "good cause" you can draw unemployment...some places hard to prove the good cause..I would say Iowa qualifies as one.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:10 AM

2. Workmans Comp then

Injured and disabled due to employment.

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