Caution: Do not work during your lunch break or you’ll be fired!

Chicago Woman Fired for Doing Work at Lunch Wins Unemployment Claim

Well, that’s exactly what happened to Sharon Smiley, receptionist and administrative assistant at a Chicago real estate company, who decided to skip out on her lunch break to put in some work instead. Smiley had been working with the company for 10 years until her unfair firing. According to Yahoo News, an appeals court in Illinois has found that denial of her unemployment benefits was “clearly erroneous.” This is the decision after a two year battle with the former company.Β  Continue reading “Caution: Do not work during your lunch break or you’ll be fired!”