Hansen v Fox Haus Motor Lodge – 10.37

Hansen v Fox Haus Motor Lodge
Digest no. 10.37

Section 29(1)(a)

Cite as: Hansen v Fox Haus Motor Lodge No. 84-402-940 AE, Wayne Circuit Court (August 16, 1984).

Appeal pending: No
Claimant: Jean Hansen
Employer: Fox Haus Motor Lodge
Docket no.: B83 10869 91613W
Date of decision: August 16, 1984

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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.”

Digest Author: Board of Review (view original digest here)
Digest Updated: 11/90