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WARNING: Giving false information or answering questions for someone other than yourself is considered fraud and is punishable by law. I certify that all answers given to questions asked in this process are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and that no information has been intentionally withheld or misrepresented in order to receive benefits to which I am not entitled.
Unemployment in the state of Oklahoma is governed by Oklahoma state statute Title 40.
Title 40 Oklahoma Statutes, Chapter 1, Section 2-203 B requires that all claimants be made aware of the definition of misconduct as set out in Section 2-406. In addition, the claimant shall affirmatively certify that the answers given to all questions in the initial claim process are true and correct to the best of the claimant’s knowledge.
"Misconduct" shall include the following:
1. Any intentional act or omission by an employee which constitutes a material or substantial breach of the employee's job duties or responsibilities or obligations pursuant to his or her employment or contract of employment;
2. Unapproved or excessive absenteeism or tardiness;
3. Indifference to, breach of, or neglect of the duties required which result in a material or substantial breach of the employee's job duties or responsibilities;
4. Actions or omissions that place in jeopardy the health, life, or property of self or others;
5. Dishonesty;
6. Wrongdoing;
7. Violation of a law; or
8. A violation of a policy or rule adopted to ensure orderly and proper job performance or for the safety of self or others.
Any misconduct violation as defined in the information prior of this section shall not require a prior warning from the employer. As long as the employee knew, or should have reasonably known, that a rule or policy of the employer was violated, the employee shall not be eligible for benefits.
Any finding by a state or federal agency of any failure by the employee to meet the applicable civil, criminal or professional standards of the employee's profession shall create a rebuttable presumption of such misconduct, and benefits shall be denied, unless the employee can show, with clear and convincing evidence, that such misconduct did not occur, or the Commission determines that such failure did not constitute misconduct as defined herein.
If you do not understand or have questions regarding the information provided for the definition of misconduct, please be sure to speak with a representative from the Unemployment Insurance Service Center.