IN RE: the Claim of Thomas J. FARRUGGELLA

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.

IN RE: the Claim of Thomas J. FARRUGGELLA, Appellant. Commissioner of Labor, Respondent.

Decided: January 27, 2000

Before:  CARDONA, P.J., SPAIN, CARPINELLO, GRAFFEO and MUGGLIN, JJ. Thomas J. Farruggella, Newburgh, appellant in person. Eliot Spitzer, Attorney-General (Bessie Bazile of counsel), New York City, for respondent.

Appeal from a decision of the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, filed June 30, 1999, which ruled that claimant was disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance benefits because he voluntarily left his employment without good cause.

The conclusion of the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board that claimant voluntarily left his employment without good cause because he did not want to work in his reassigned duties is supported by substantial evidence and must be upheld.   Dissatisfaction with one's job responsibilities does not constitute good cause for leaving employment, particularly where claimant never expressed dissatisfaction with his transfer to the proper employer representative or requested reassignment to his former duties (see, Matter of Chiaramonte [Hudacs], 197 A.D.2d 829, 603 N.Y.S.2d 19;  see also, Matter of Papaleo [Commissioner of Labor], 250 A.D.2d 895, 673 N.Y.S.2d 226, lv. denied 92 N.Y.2d 807, 678 N.Y.S.2d 593, 700 N.E.2d 1229).   Claimant's remaining contentions have been examined and found to be without merit.

ORDERED that the decision is affirmed, without costs.


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