MISCONDUCT, Failure to maintain a prerequisite of employment, Driver's license, Loss of license, Taxi driver
CITE AS: Phillips v E.S.C., 373 Mich 210 (1964).
Appeal pending: No
Claimant: Jefferson Clay
Employer: Eunice Phillips
Docket No: B61 5772 27453
SUPREME COURT HOLDING: Failure to maintain a necessary prerequisite for employment such as a chauffeur's license is a form of misconduct in connection with work.
FACTS: Claimant drove a taxicab for employer until his driver's license was revoked by the Secretary of State.
DECISION: Claimant was disqualified for misconduct within the meaning of the misconduct discharge provisions of the MES Act.
RATIONALE: The fact that claimant lost his license to operate a taxicab because he violated conditions upon which the license was granted and as a result was unable to continue driving, justified his disqualification for unemployment benefits. Claimant deliberately committed the acts which resulted in the loss of his license.