GOMBITA v. UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BOARD OF REVIEW
Ronald Gombita, Petitioner,
Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, Respondent.
No. 2789 C.D. 2010.
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
Submitted: August 26, 2011.
Filed: October 12, 2011.
BEFORE: HONORABLE BONNIE BRIGANCE LEADBETTER, President Judge; HONORABLE ROBERT SIMPSON, Judge; HONORABLE JAMES R. KELLEY, Senior Judge.
OPINION NOT REPORTED
MEMORANDUM OPINION BY JUDGE SIMPSON.
Ronald Gombita (Claimant), representing himself, petitions for review of an order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (Board) that denied his claim for benefits under Section 402(b) of the Unemployment Compensation Law (Law) (voluntary quit).1 Claimant contends the Board's findings are not supported by substantial evidence. For the reasons that follow, we affirm.I. Background
Claimant worked for Waste Management (Employer) as a full-time residential waste driver for approximately one month during March and April 2010. During that time, Claimant injured his left arm leaving him unable to work. Claimant subsequently filed a claim for workers' compensation benefits, which was granted. Claimant received workers' compensation benefits throughout the time covered in this opinion. Notes of Testimony, 8/23/10 (N.T.), at 6.
A month after the injury, Claimant's treating physician informed Employer and Claimant that Claimant could perform certain work. Specifically, the physician allowed Claimant to perform light duty work, which included limited walking, standing, and lifting, and sedentary work.
Shortly thereafter, Employer notified Claimant by letter (June Letter), that a light duty position was available for him. The light duty consisted of filing paperwork, and picking up trash at the landfill hauling site with the aid of a shoulder bag. The letter directed Claimant to report to work the following Wednesday.