Hohl v. Unemployment Comp. Rev. Bd.

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court reviewed a denial of unemployment benefits. Claimant applied for benefits, stating that he quit his job because a coworker verbally threatened him, and Employer did not resolve the issue. After a hearing, the Referee denied benefits. The Referee concluded that Claimant failed to prove that he had a necessitous and compelling reason for leaving his employment. The Unemployment Compensation Board of Review affirmed. The Commonwealth Court vacated and remanded for the Board to issue a new decision that allowed for effective appellate review and applied the correct legal standards. The Court found a lack of clarity for the basis of the Board’s decision. Furthermore, the Referee failed to articulate whether the alleged physical threat occurred.

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