Arsenault v. Administrator, Unemployment Comepnsation Act et al.

The defendant unemployment administrator denied unemployment benefits to plaintiff employee who claimed that cigarette smoke at her job site worsened her asthma condition.  The board of review affirmed the decision.  When the employer requested proof of the connection between her tardiness and her asthma, she quit, asserting that the employer was delving into her medical problems.  The court considered “whether the Board of Review’s decision, concluding that the claimant had voluntarily left work without good cause attributable to the employer is unreasonable, arbitrary or illegal” and concluded that it was not.  Arsenault’s appeal was dismissed.  See “Arsenault v. Administrator, Unemployment Compensation Act,” Connecticut Law Tribune, January 28, 2002.

2001 Conn. Super. LEXIS 3501.