Had an employee, different company, who gave his notice for other employment. As a company and as the HR/ payroll manager this resignation letter was a good thing since the employee was on the verge of termination anyway. Said employee was a minority and even in a right to work state you know that a legit firing may result in a lawsuit.
So, turns out that said employee gave his notice based on a letter of employment that was contigent upon passing a drug test.
Said employee failed the drug test, no suprise. Person then filed for unemployment.
As the last employer we got the unemployment claim notice which I fought.
Guess what. While I won the unemployment claim from a company standpoint, the jerk got to collect.
The company won hands down against being charged for the claim and having it impact the corporate rate. However the jerk was allowed to collect unemployment benefits.