Topic: wilful misconduct

The Obligation to Make Reports to DCF and Unemployment Compensation: Another Penalty For Failing to Notify DCF

Our state has a comprehensive requirement for certain employees (particularly in the medical and educational spheres) to make reports to the Department of Children and Families (“DCF”) of suspected child abuse and neglect.  Connecticut General Statutes §17a–101a.  a recent case, the Connecticut Superior Court affirmed prior administrative decisions and concluded that termination from employment for…

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