Tag: gross misconduct

Question: What type of conduct would be considered “gross misconduct” when it comes to COBRA eligibility? Would an involuntary termination of an employee who did not call in or show up to work for several days be considered “gross misconduct”? Answer: Termination of employment for a no call/no show scenario is generally not considered to be…

Question: Can an employer deny COBRA coverage if the employee is terminated for theft? Answer: The term “gross misconduct” is not specifically defined in COBRA or in regulations under COBRA. Therefore, whether a terminated employee has engaged in “gross misconduct” that will justify a plan in not offering COBRA to that former employee and his…