Tennessee Supreme Court
The issue concerns whether an employer disputing an unemployment (UI) claim needs to present live testimony from customers and co-workers to prove that a termination was based on misconduct. Previously, documents like customer complaint cards and employee personnel records were admitted without testimony.
Status: DECIDED. Amicus brief filed on 8/4/09. Court ruled employee’s actions did not amount to misconduct and awarded UI benefits. Amicus brief filed in support of Supreme Court review. On 6/16/10, the Tennessee Supreme Court denied review.