A employee accuses a co worker of stealing prescription drugs from her purse and then quits because I didn't reprimand the accused employee and now ex employee wants unemployment benefits

Would a employee be able to receive unemployment benefits because I did not reprimand their co worker that they accused of stealing prescription drugs from her purse in her office. The accuser quit because the accused was not reprimanded, the accuser had no proof of this and wanted action taken. The accused was asked to stay and work from home until we could further investigate and after a week of looking in to this the employee was asked to come back to work because there was no proof and the accuser was extremely upset and walked out after completing 6 hours of work and then returned the next day for 2.5 hours and quit. The is a small company with 6 office staff and 60 plus in the field and the accuser has made this a big mess between the other office staff and about a year ago the accuser had blown up In a office staff meeting as we were speaking to a co worker about job duties and then again this employee walked out and after a week came back to work and apologized saying that the acting out was caused from a medical procedure they had the previous week. There were two other times this person has either threatened to quit or called and quit.

0 answers  |  asked Jun 15, 2016 05:29 AM [EST]  |  applies to Minnesota

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