MOTOR CARRIER (LOSS OF CDL DUE TO OFF DUTY DRUNK DRIVING) / Connecticut Supreme Court upholds state agency administering unemployment compensation in its ruling that the relevant unemployment compensation statute WAS NOT “intended to disqualify an individual from receiving benefits when he loses his commercial driver’s license for driving under the influence of alcohol while off duty, and, as a consequence, is discharged from employment for which that license is required”.

Tuxis Ohr’s Fuel, Inc. v. Administrator, SC 18791 (Supreme Court of Connecticut, July 30, 2013). Google Scholar version of opinion available here.

Over a strong dissent, the majority of the Court ruled that driver would be eligible for unemployment compensation despite the fact that he had lost his license due to his own conduct, i.e., driving under the influence of alcohol.