2010 Maryland Code
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
TITLE 8 - UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtitle 10 - Disqualification
Section 8-1002 - Gross misconduct.
§ 8-1002. Gross misconduct [Subject to amendment effective March 1, 2011; amended version follows this section].
(a) "Gross misconduct" defined.- 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.
(b) Grounds for disqualification.- 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.
(c) Duration of disqualification.- 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 20 times the weekly benefit amount of the individual.
[An. Code 1957, art. 95A, § 6; 1991, ch. 8, § 2; 1992, ch. 554, § 12; 2008, ch. 36, § 6.]
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