Robles v. Employment Dev. Dep’t, 236 Cal. App. 4th 530 (2015)

Jose Robles had a $150 shoe allowance that he attempted to use for a friend who needed shoes. When his employer found out, Robles was fired and was subsequently denied unemployment benefits for willfully disregarding his employer’s interests. In a prior appeal from the denial of benefits, the appellate court held that Robles’s conduct “evinced at most a good faith error in judgment.” In this opinion, the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s Enforcement Order granting unemployment benefits to Robles. See also South Coast Framing, Inc. v. WCAB, 61 Cal. 4th 291 (2015) (family of worker who died from a combination of drugs prescribed following a fall at work was entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits).