New Haven, CT – After initially being denied unemployment benefits in September 2015, Nichole Jefferson, former Executive Director of the Commission on Equal Opportunities, has won the city’s second appeal of unemployment benefits. 

Principal Appeals Referee Arnold J. Perrotta of the Employment Security Appeals Division of the state Department of Labor, who reversed the initial ruling against Jefferson said the city’s case “had all the markings of a witch hunt” and found there was a “huge disparity between the allegations and the facts.”

An FBI investigation also found no evidence of the alleged ethics violations.

Read more about this interesting case here: http://www.nhregister.com/government-and-politics/20170306/new-haven-loses-second-appeal-of-unemployment-benefits-for-fired-official