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SC, USA – 20 weeks penalty for workers fired for misconduct

Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill in Greenville that says if you’re fired for misconduct and your former boss can prove it, you will not get an unemployment check for 5 months.

Haley signed that bill at a package plant, calling it a win for small business. The reason? Haley says it won’t allow people who don’t deserve an unemployment check from getting one.

The lines inside the Greenville employment office were long Monday. Some would walk out with an unemployment check. Others — fired for misconduct — won’t see one for five to 20 weeks.

It wasn’t Andrea Thompson’s fault she lost her job. She got laid off, and it’s people like her the governor says deserves to draw unemployment.

“The benefits are meant for those people who truly have been let go for a reason they could not help and will be taken care of until they find the next job,” Haley said. “It was not meant for people that want to abuse the system and hurt out small businesses in a way that they can’t defend themselves.”…

via Bill imposes 20 week penalty for workers fired for misconduct – wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina |.

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