Gayle L. Perkins, Appellant-Appellant,
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services et al., Appellees-Appellees.
from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (C.P.C. No.
L. Perkins, pro se.
Yost, Attorney General, and David E. Lefton, for appellee
Director, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
1} Appellant, Gayle L. Perkins, appeals from a
decision and entry of the Franklin County Court of Common
Pleas affirming the order of appellees, Ohio Department of
Job and Family Services ("ODJFS"), Unemployment
Compensation Review Commission ("commission"), and
Director, ODJFS. For the following reasons, we affirm.
Facts and Procedural History
2} In 2017, Perkins was receiving unemployment
compensation pursuant to a claim arising from employment with
Pinnacle Technical Resources, Inc. While receiving
unemployment compensation, Perkins pursued an employment
opportunity with Adams and Wilkes Group, Inc., doing business
as Aryes Staffing ("Aryes").
3} Initially, Perkins expressed interest in the
posted position of "Staffing Recruiter" with Aryes.
There are minor factual disagreements in the record about the
contents of the initial discussions, but the parties agree
that Perkins ultimately accepted immediate employment with
Aryes in the capacity of an administrator, where she was
tasked with performing clerical work directly for Aryes'
owner, Mark Adams.
4} On June 14, 2017, Perkins reported for her first
day of work at Aryes around 11:30 a.m. and began her
employment duties shortly thereafter. Perkins performed her
job duties until approximately 5:00 p.m. that same day. After
leaving for the day, Perkins decided not to continue her
employment with Aryes, and she submitted a written letter of
resignation the following day, June 15, 2017.
5} Also on June 15, 2017, Perkins submitted an
application for additional unemployment compensation
benefits. The director of ODJFS issued a July 20, 2017
redetermination that Perkins had quit her most recent
employment without just cause and suspended her benefit
rights until she worked six weeks of covered employment and