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No Call No Show Can Result in Unemployment Benefits

Recently, the unemployment office issued a decision upholding its initial determination that Attorney Murphy’s client was entitled to receive unemployment benefits. The client’s former employer appealed the determination stating the client quit her job by virtue of a “no-call, no … Continue reading

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Human Resource Manager Vindicated

Recently, Attorney Murphy’s client, former human resources manager of a reputable k-12 mathematics program, received a favorable decision after a highly contentious unemployment hearing.  The unemployment office initially denied the client’s claim stating that the client resigned because he disagreed … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Matters: Preventive Measures in the Workplace

Recently, Attorney Murphy took on a pro bono unemployment matter for a client who did not deserve to be fired.  The client was a case manager at a Boston area hospital.  The client’s former supervisor accused the client of being insubordinate … Continue reading

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Seek Counsel Prior to Expiration of Medical Leave

Recently, Attorney Murphy’s client received a favorable unemployment benefits decision after a Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) administrative hearing on the merits of the client’s claim.  The employer terminated the client soon after his Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) … Continue reading

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Employer’s Ineffective Workplace Rules Translate to Unemployment Benefits For Employees

This week the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (“DUA”) issued its much anticipated decision of Hall v. Commonwealth Building Services, Docket No. 600073, in favor of Attorney Murphy’s client, Mr. Hall, who was fired despite having an excellent work record and highest level … Continue reading

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Unreasonable Workplace Policies Defeated

Attorney Murphy’s tone is set for the new year with a highly notable unemployment decision in favor of his client in the matter of Ghidey v. Morgan Memorial Inc., Division of Unemployment Assistance (“DUA”), Docket 599719.  The employer in this case, a … Continue reading

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Inept Management Proves Costly

Last week Attorney Murphy provided unemployment pro bono representation to a handicapped client who was terminated from his job as a food runner in Fenway Park. Adams v. Aramark Sports LLC, Docket No. 595929.  Attorney Murphy’s client, Mr. Adams, was terminated because he missed … Continue reading

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