Wednesday, January 9, 2013

On What Planet Does This Make Sense?

On Planet California, of course.  The Reader's Digest version:

An attorney works for a law firm with many attorneys.  He steals money from one of the law firm's clients.  The law firm fires him.  The fired lawyer tries to collect unemployment benefits, which by law are not paid to people fired for “cause”.  The California Employment Development Department, or EDD (the bureaucracy that makes these decisions) rules that the attorney can collect unemployment benefits – because the law firm in question did not have an explicit, written policy forbidding stealing from customers.

I'm not kidding.  This really happened.  Actually, it happens every day – I can't recall a case where the California EDD ever ruled against an employee.

We're doomed.

Much more here, courtesy of CoyoteBlog...

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