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§ 8-1002. Gross misconduct

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and EmploymentEffective: March 1, 2011

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 8. Unemployment Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Disqualification (Refs & Annos)
Effective: March 1, 2011
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 8-1002
§ 8-1002. Gross misconduct
Gross misconduct defined
(a) In this section, “gross misconduct”:
(1) means conduct of an employee that is:
(i) deliberate and willful disregard of standards of behavior that an employing unit rightfully expects and that shows gross indifference to the interests of the employing unit; or
(ii) repeated violations of employment rules that prove a regular and wanton disregard of the employee's obligations; and
(2) does not include:
(i) aggravated misconduct, as defined under § 8-1002.1 of this subtitle; or
(ii) other 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 gross 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 gross 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 25 times the weekly benefit amount of the individual.


Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1992, c. 554, § 12; Acts 2010, c. 2, § 5, eff. March 1, 2011.
Formerly Art. 95A, § 6.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 8-1002, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 8-1002
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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