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§ 8-1002.1. Disqualification for aggravated misconduct

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and Employment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 8. Unemployment Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Disqualification (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 8-1002.1
§ 8-1002.1. Disqualification for aggravated misconduct
Aggravated misconduct defined
(a)(1) In this section, “aggravated misconduct” means behavior committed with actual malice and deliberate disregard for the property, safety, or life of others that:
(i) affects the employer, fellow employees, subcontractors, invitees of the employer, members of the public, or the ultimate consumer of the employer's product or services; and
(ii) consists of either physical assault or property loss or damage so serious that the penalties of misconduct or gross misconduct are not sufficient.
(2) In this section, “aggravated misconduct” does not include:
(i) gross misconduct, as defined under § 8-1002 of this subtitle; or
(ii) misconduct, as defined under § 8-1003 of this subtitle.
Grounds for disqualification
(b) An individual who otherwise is eligible to receive benefits is disqualified from receiving benefits if unemployment results from discharge or suspension as a disciplinary measure for behavior that the Secretary finds is aggravated misconduct in connection with employment.
Duration of disqualification
(c) A disqualification under this section shall:
(1) begin with the first week for which unemployment is caused by discharge or suspension for aggravated misconduct as determined under this section; and
(2) continue until the individual is reemployed and has earned wages in covered employment that equal at least 30 times the weekly benefit amount of the individual.


Added by Acts 1992, c. 554, § 12. Amended by Acts 1994, c. 3, § 1, eff. Feb. 28, 1994; Acts 1995, c. 529, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1995.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 8-1002.1, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 8-1002.1
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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