Ruckstuhl v. Commonwealth Unemployment Compensation Board of Review

A worker was denied unemployment benefits because she had terminated her employment “without cause of a necessitous and compelling nature.”  Contending that she left work because the smoke caused her to become ill, the claimant’s only evidence was a doctor’s certificate, dated more than a month after her employment was terminated, that said that she “has tobacco and nicotine allergy and is unable to work in such environment”.  The court ruled that the note was insufficient to sustain the claimant’s burden of proof.

426 A.2d 719, 57 Pa. Cmwlth. 302, (1981).