VOLUNTARY LEAVING, Good cause, Seven day work week
CITE AS: Hansen v Fox Haus Motor Lodge No. 84-402-940 AE, Wayne Circuit Court (August 21, 1984)
Appeal pending: No
Claimant: Jean Hansen
Employer: Fox Haus Motor Lodge
Docket No: B83 10869 91613W
CIRCUIT COURT HOLDING: Good cause attributable to the employer was shown for voluntary leaving where the record was barren of any standard of employment in the motel/inn industry or business.
FACTS: Claimant worked six days a week during the first eleven months of employment; but then she was required to work seven days per week, as well as on call at night, and without any vacation, except Christmas day.
DECISION: Claimant is not disqualified for voluntary leaving.
RATIONALE: "The record is barren of any standard of employment in the motel/inn industry or business. Absent extraordinary reasons for respondent to operate in such a fashion, the court finds this testimony appalling. Respondent's requirement to have claimant perform the listed duties on a daily basis -- except perhaps on a slow Christmas day -- is tantamount to twentieth century slavery."